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Almond Raspberry Cake

An almond flavored cake with raspberry filling and vanilla frosting.
Cook Time35 mins
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Ingredients

For Cake:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs + 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk

For Filling:

  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • fresh berries and sliced almonds, for garnish, optional

Instructions

For Cake:

  • Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add eggs, egg whites, almond extract and sour cream and mix well. Add salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Mix in flour and milk alternately, mixing just until combined.
  • Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing or linin. Pour batter evenly between the pans. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cakes from their pans, and let cool on a cooling rack.

For Filling:

  • Place jam in a small dish. Microwave for 10-20 seconds to melt. Add almond extract and mix. 

For Frosting:

  • Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and use a hand mixer to beat until smooth.
  • Spread raspberry filling on top of one layer of cake. Spread a small amount of frosting on the BOTTOM of the other layer of cake. Place frosted layer on top of the other layer.
  • Use remaining frosting to frost the top only, leaving sides of cake bare. Top with fresh berries and almond slices, if desired.