Almond Cake From Scratch

Step away from the box mix! This almond cake, from scratch, is the recipe you've been looking for!

  Almond Cake From Scratch

Ingredients
  1. 3 large eggs
  2. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 1 tsp almond extract
  4. ⅓ c whole milk
  5. 1 cup sour cream
  6. 1¾ c unbleached all purpose flour
  7. ¼ c cornstarch*
  8. ½ c finely-ground blanched almond meal
  9. 1½ c granulated sugar
  10. 1 tbsp baking powder
  11. ½ tsp salt
  12. 12 tbsp (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 1 tbsp sections
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour your cake pans, or place liners in 2 dozen cupcake wells.
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, almond meal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low for about a minute to ensure that the dry ingredients are well blended.
  • Add the butter 1 tbsp at a time and mix until it's well incorporated and the mixture resembles wet sand.