Almond Coffee Cake

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Almond Coffee Cake

Rich and sweet, this is a multipurpose cake. For a more pronounced almond flavor, use almond extract instead of vanilla or half of each. — The Village House, Jackson, New Hampshire

Yield: Serves 10.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Almond Topping (recipe follows)

Instructions

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, and vanilla, blending thoroughly. Pour into a greased 11x7-inch pan.

Spread the topping evenly over the batter and bake in a preheated 350degree oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting.


Almond Topping

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

Combine the sugar, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium-size saucepan. Cook until melted and just beginning to bubble. Remove from heat and stir in almonds.
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