Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Almond Coffee Cake


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp each, baking powder & baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream


Go ahead & preheat your oven to 350 F or 175 C. Grease and flour 10-12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp almonds into bundt pan and set aside.
Grate Almond Paste. Mix Almond Paste, 1/2 cup of almonds, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.
In mixing bowl combine sugar and butter. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and extract. Beat until batter is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture and sour cream to egg mixture. Beat until combined.
Spoon 1/3 of batter into bunt pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of filling on top. Spoon 1/3 of batter on filling. Top with remaining filling. Cover filling with remaining batter.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near middle of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. carefully onto wire rack and cool completely. Garnish with powdered sugar or almond icing.


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