Almond Celebration Cake

Almond Sheet Cake Recipe
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3 Reviews
This shortcake style sheet cake is topped with a luscious almond buttercream frosting and fresh fruits of summer.
45 min
Prep Time
1:35
Total Time
15 servings

Ingredients

Cake

2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 1/3 cups
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 teaspoon
almond extract
3/4 cup
milk
1/3 cup
sliced almonds, toasted, finely chopped

Frosting

1 cup
milk
3 tablespoons
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
almond extract

Topping

Fresh raspberries and blueberries
Sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 2 1/4 cups flour and baking powder in bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine 1 1/3 cups sugar and 1/2 cup butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add almond extract. Add flour mixture alternately with 3/4 cup milk, beating at low speed after each addition just until mixed. Stir in toasted chopped almonds.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. Combine 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons flour and salt in 1-quart saucepan. Stir with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 4-5 minutes or until mixture thickens and just starts to boil. Remove from heat. Set aside; cool 15 minutes.
  6. Combine 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Continue beating, gradually adding 1 tablespoon warm milk mixture at a time, until light and creamy and sugar is completely dissolved. Frost cooled cake. Decorate with fresh berries and sliced almonds.

Recipe Tips

- Nothing is better than a great buttercream frosting. Be sure to follow directions carefully when cooking the flour-milk mixture. In addition, it is important to beat the frosting until all the sugar has dissolved to avoid lumps in the frosting.

- To toast nuts, spread in single layer on ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F, stirring occasionally, 5-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pan; cool completely.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
220
Cholesterol
60mg
Carbohydrates
25g
Protein
3g
Fat
13g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This cake is outstanding. It reminds me of something from a bakery in Milwaukee. The bakery is now closed. Now I can make it myself. Yeah! This is really yummy.

Rating

I would not toast the almonds next time. The frosting was much thinner than what I usually use.The taste was pretty good. My husband compared the consistency to a light scone.

Rating

Made this cake for my daugther, on the 4th of July!!! The only thing I did different was made a American Flag for the top!!! Used fresh strawberries, and raspberries for stripes. Fresh, blueberries, for blue part & yellow jellybeanies for stars!!! My daughter & grandkids all like this cake alot.

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