Saturday, July 10, 2010

Almond Paste Cake with Amaretto Hot Fudge Sauce



This cake will make you think about it all day just looking at it, then you will ask yourself, why haven't I tried this one before, after you've had your first piece.
Always a favorite growing up. Dense like a pound cake and rich in almond flavor, simple. The chocolate sauce will make everyone go for that second piece as well.....enjoy~


Almond Paste Cake
2 sticks butter, softened, more for buttering pan
1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (measured after sifting)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
7-oz tube almond paste, cut into small pieces
4 eggs
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
Recipe Below for Amaretto Hot fudge Sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter sides and bottom
of one 9-inch spring form pan. Mix together the sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl. Sift the flour and salt into another bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the almond paste, a little at a time, at medium speed, and beat for 8 minutes.
Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, and mix until incorporated. It will look curdled; don't worry. Blend in the almond extract and sour cream mixture. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, just until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake about 1 hour. It is done when you press the top and it returns to its shape, and also shrinks from the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven and place on a baking rack to cool in the pan. Make Hot Fudge Amaretto sauce while cake is baking.


Amaretto Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Amaretto
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine condensed milk, chocolate and salt in top of double boiler over rapidly boiling water. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool slightly and stir in Amaretto and vanilla . Drizzle over cake. Refrigerate any unused for up to a week.
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36 comments:

alison said...

oh,no,this is so tempting,claudia,the photo is very suggestive!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

This looks and sounds so delicious. Almond is one of my very first choices for flavors! If I made this now I'd have to work out a lot harder than I am because I know I wouldn't be able to leave it alone!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Pound for pound....you have a great cake!

Bon appetit!
=:~)

Squeaky Gourmet said...

Oh my this looks so good! I cannot wait to try the chocolate sauce recipe out!

Squeaky Gourmet said...

Looks delicious! I love the lighting on the picture, as well! I cannot wait to try out the chocolate sauce!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Great, thanks a lot. Now I WILL be thinking about it all day! I love pound cakes.

JillyAn said...

This looks delicious Claudia. I love almond paste anyway so I'm saving this to make later.

Alina said...

The cake looks very seductive! I love the texture, and of course the sauce :) it's a shame they don't sell almond paste over here :(

Drick said...

you are so right, I will be thinking about it all day....reminds me of the one Trix was goning to post, maybe I missed it but she sent it to me and I have yet to make it, now I'll have to make both...LOL

Chef Dennis said...

this would be an almond lovers heaven! what a great presentation with that glorious hot fudge sauce!

Katty's Kitchen said...

You are totally killing me--almond paste cake and Amaretto hot fudge made with sweetened condensed milk...I want this!!!

Hannah said...

This cake looks so wonderful!!!=)

Cookin' Canuck said...

My goodness - what a rich and decadent dessert. What a treat this would be!

Stella said...

Hey Claudia, this sounds delicious being that almond is so wonderful, and I can see how the paste lends a lot of moistness to the cake-it's tea time! Yes...

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a piece of heaven! The picture looks wowed!

Catherine said...

Oooh how wonderful this looks! I'll have to try making this soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers~

RV said...

omg, this is such a tempting cake... I love it more because it is chocolaty... Have a good weekend.

Magic of Spice said...

This is fantastic! I will have dreams of this one:)

Diana's Cocina said...

What an excellent cake ~ The amaretto sauce sound scrumptious!

The Duo Dishes said...

You can just send a slice of that over this way, thanks!

Kathy Gori said...

Oh my God! This looks amazing! I love almond paste in almost anything. This looks like a real keeper.

MaryMoh said...

This would make a perfect item for my afternoon tea. Looks very delicious with the fudge sauce.

Foodessa said...

Looks scrumptiously decadent ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

redkathy said...

Oh my gosh Claudia, I'll probably be dreaming about this one! I so appreciate your posts, remind me of the good old days with lots of family, tons of food, and fabulous desserts!

Claudia said...

Oh Claudia - an almond paste cake!I stared longingly at the photo...at the ingredients. What a sweet (hmmm...and nutty?) idea. nd then topped with amaretto fudge! Who could ask for anything more?

Threads of Inspiration said...

This sounds decadent and wonderful!

Angie's Recipes said...

Claudia, I just jump back to tell you that you are on top 9 today!
Congratulations!
Angie

Trix said...

Well, my favorite cake from pastry class had almond paste in it, so I bet I would love this with a cup of coffee!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love almond paste!! Never had it in a cake before. I bet this insanely delicious!

Sippity Sup said...

"Dense like pound cake" , love that! GREG

jo oliver said...

I swear I could eat the page. Looks great:)

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Don't you know almond is my weakness? Yum!

Megan said...

I'll go with anything almondy! This looks like a real keeper.

Marisa Lyn said...

Claudia, you are my go to for tasty wonderful sweets. I love it.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I love marzipan, so I'm thinking I'll probably need at least half the cake to myself ;)

Patricia Turo said...

This recipe will get me to bake even in the hot weather. love the Amaretto hot fudge sauce.

Patricia