Cocoa Almond Pound Cake Recipe

Today we are celebrating National Pound Cake Day! Pound cake has come a long way since its original formula: a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs.  In celebration of the day, I wanted to share with you my recipe for Cocoa Almond Pound Cake!

Delicious and perfect for a yummy dessert!

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

The great thing about pound cake is that it only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients together, and the family thinks you’ve been slaving over a hot oven all day long.

That is my kind of dessert!  And the tasty cocoa almonds are the perfect touch, making this easy to make pound cake that much more special.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Easy Cocoa Almond Pound Cake

2 sticks butter, softened
6 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup Planter’s Cocoa Almonds
Melting chocolate

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

This recipe is incredibly easy.  Set your oven at 300 degrees.  Add the softened butter, flour, sugar, sour cream, baking soda, almond extract and eggs to a large bowl.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Mix the ingredients well with a mixer until you have a smooth batter.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Then stir in the 3/4 cup of Planter’s Cocoa Almonds.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Grease and flour a tube pan so that your cake will not stick.  Pour your batter into the pan… and bake at 300 degree oven for about an hour and a half.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Test for done-ness with a toothpick near the center.  When it comes out clean, your cake is done!

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Allow it to cool for about 15 minutes and then flip it onto a plate to continue cooling.

cocoa almond pound cake recipe

Once the cake is cool, melt some melting chocolate in the microwave, and drizzle it over the top.

Folks will think you slaved for hours!  (Be sure to add a touch of flour to your nose to keep up appearances!)

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