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Overhead photo of almond pound cake with vanilla glaze on a round wire rack with a checkered napkin
Glazed Almond Pound Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This Glazed Almond Pound Cake is moist and fluffy and the perfect easy dessert to add to your baking list!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, for sprinkling on top of loaf, if desired
Vanilla Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2-4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray with flour.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat for 2 minutes, until well blended. Add almond extract.

  4. On low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk and mix until well combined. Pour batter into loaf pans and level tops with offset spatula. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack, then remove from pan to completely cool.

Vanilla Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the glaze ingredients until smooth, starting with two tablespoons milk and adding more milk if needed to get to desired pouring consistency. Pour over cooled loaves and sprinkle with sliced almonds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Glazed Almond Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 462IU9%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.