Easy Brown Butter Almond Cake Recipe

Easy Brown Butter Almond Cake Recipe

How To Make Easy Brown Butter Almond Cake

This soft almond cake is smothered with creamy brown butter icing, for a luscious baked treat that pairs well with your favorite afternoon drink.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • cupall purpose flour
  • ½tbspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • sticksbutter,at room temperature
  • cupbrown sugar
  • 4eggs
  • ½cupcanola oil
  • 2tspMcCormick Almond Extract
  • ½cupalmonds,slivered, plus more for topping

For Brown Butter Icing:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • ¼cupbutter
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • 1tspMcCormick Almond Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar with a high speed mixer. Blend on high until light and fluffy, scraping sides occasionally.

  3. Add in eggs, oil and almond extract and continue mixing on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add in slivered almonds and repeat with flour mixture until cake batter is smooth.

  4. Pour batter into a greased 8-inch cake pan and bake on the center rack for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Once cooked, transfer to a a cooling rack and allow to sit untouched for 15 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slide along the edges of the cake to be sure it isn’t sticking. Transfer the cake to your desired serving dish.

Brown Butter Icing:

  1. Place the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Allow butter to bubble and start to turn a light amber color. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl.

  2. Mix in powdered sugar, heavy cream, and almond extract and whisk until smooth.

  3. Pour almond glaze over the almond cake, sprinkle with slivered almonds and serve.


  • Calories: 640.15kcal
  • Fat: 46.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.40g
  • Fiber: 1.86g
  • Sugar: 27.36g
  • Protein: 7.82g
  • Cholesterol: 150.97mg
  • Sodium: 181.68mg
  • Calcium: 125.72mg
  • Potassium: 155.57mg
  • Iron: 2.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 258.41µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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