Almond Cake

I love this cake.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • { see ingredients for icing below }

Preheat your oven to 375°

Bring 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) and 1 cup of water to a boil.

Take off burner, stir in 2 cups of sugar until dissolved.

In another bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda & 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Then make a hole in the flour, pour the hot mixture in and stir.

Mix in 2 beaten eggs, 1/2 cup of sour cream, & 1 teaspoon almond extract.

This is my favorite of all the extracts, amazing in coffee as well

Pour into a greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (check the center with a toothpick).

Make your icing while the cake cools.

The Icing


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts

Melt butter and milk in a sauce pan.

Add powdered sugar, almond extract, and pecans or walnuts. (I used walnuts)

Then pour the icing over your cake and you’re finished



  1. 5


    So glad y’all are trying it out, let me know what ya think I have to give half away when I bake it or I’ll eat the whole darn thing by myself lol!

  2. 7

    Dana W says

    My cousin brought this cake to our family reunion this past weekend. My husband loved it! Ate three pieces in one sitting. It’s so nice and light. I’ll be making it within the week. And I’ll be trying Cute Little Cake Trifle for myself. Thanks!

  3. 9

    Hannah says

    I made this for a family gathering last weekend and got requests for the recipe. I am making it this weekend for another get together. I love that the ingredients are all things I have on hand, and it’s a cinch!
    Thank you! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  4. 11


    Whoa! I am 30 weeks pregnant, and I seriously CRAVE almond extract. Well, I guess I crave anything that I can put almond extract INTO. I’ll walk by and just have to pull the little bottle out just to sniff it. It smells heavenly. I will SO be making this!


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