Bake a Danish Almond Christmas Cake

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Are you Danish or know someone special who is?  Surprise your loved one with this unusual treat! Do you know someone who likes the flavors of chocolate and almond together? Well, this Danish Almond Cake is one of the traditional Christmas desserts in Denmark. It is topped with a chocolate glaze for a real treat. You Don’t have to wait until the holidays to bake it. Try making it the next time you are in the mood for almond and chocolate together. Share a slice with a friend or loved one over a cup of your favorite coffee. Have fun and Happy Baking this delicious treat!!

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, cream together 2 sticks softened butter and 1 C sugar. Add 2 large beaten eggs and mix well.

Step 2

Gradually add 1 1/4 C flour that has been sifted together in another mixing bowl with 1 t. baking powder and 1/8 t. salt. Beat the cake batter thoroughly.

Step 3

Add 3 t. almond extract and 1/3 C boiling water. Mix well.

Step 4

Pour batter into greased and floured 9-inch or 10-inch springform pan or tube pan.

Step 5

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees for the last 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan to cake plate. Drizzle on chocolate glaze (next step).

Step 6

CHOCOLATE GLAZE: Mix together 1/2 C powdered sugar, 1 T. cocoa powder, 1/4 t. salt, 2 drops almond extract, and 3 t. warm water. After drizzling, Decorate the top with whole blanched almonds. Serve.

Step 7

Be sure to check out my many other recipe articles in Bukisa! Have fun and Happy Baking this Danish Almond Christmas Cake this holiday season!

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