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Almond Snack Cake

My oldest son was allergic to chocolate, so I had to find goodies to make without it. These treats filled the bill. In fact, my son is 47 now, so I’ve been making this recipe for a long time! With its great almond flavor, this snack cake is popular at bake sales.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and lemon-colored. Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating until combined. Stir in butter, flour, salt and extract.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining sugar. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 203 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • angela32
    Jan 23, 2021

    This is TOO good for my own good ha! YuM!

  • kimb0
    Apr 19, 2020

    This was good. I sometimes find almond extract a little strong. Made this recipe as written, but I might try again and substitute vanilla extract for some or all of the almond.

  • OneFineLady
    Mar 11, 2019

    This recipe results in some scrumptious! I made them according to the recipe with one exception, I added more almond extract. Next time I’ll reduce the sugar sprinkled on top. The crunchy sugar is good, but it added too much sweetness. I will make this again!

  • Kathryn
    Aug 4, 2016

    These are soo delicious and a huge hit! I took these to a family get together and not a piece was left! I followed the recommendations of cooking for about 35 minutes and they came out perfect. Very easy to make - I'll definitely be making these again!!

  • TJ41
    Apr 2, 2016

    I will definitely make this again! But I will cut the sugar on top to 2 tablespoons.

  • cherylyoung
    Aug 30, 2015

    Took this to an event & got 2 requests for the recipe. I also baked for 5 mins longer as suggested. Would make again.

  • katherine gibson
    Sep 14, 2014

    These are delicious. I make them for church coffee hour and collations all the time. People always want the recipe.

  • shecooksalot
    May 26, 2013

    This cake was very, very good and very easy to whip up . . . a dangerous combination!!!! I did have to bake it for about 35 minutes to test done, but once it was done, did not have any of the previously mentioned problems with the cake not being done. We will be making this again and again!

  • Makary
    Aug 14, 2012

    This recipe is delicious, and I would definitely make it again. It does sink a bit however, which is why I gave it four stars.

  • micheleclow
    Jun 10, 2012

    I will never make this cake again when I'm home alone. I loved it waaaay tooo much. My husband only got 4 out of the 10 pieces. It's a good thing I exercise a lot:)