Hot Glazed Almond Cake
Hot Glazed Almond Cake

Hot Glazed Almond Cake

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Hot Glazed Almond Cake (and What's It Like to Get a Front Helix Ear Piercing?)
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This buttery, soft, moist almond cake is perfect for eating hot straight out of the skillet with a couple of big scoops of vanilla bean ice cream! This cake is definitely for almond lovers!
Serves: 8-10
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/8 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons grated almond paste
Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • vanilla bean ice cream (for serving)
  1. To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a 10-inch oven-safe skillet sprayed with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt before whisking in the egg, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract. Mix to combine. While mixing constantly to avoid cooking the egg, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Add the grated almond paste. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  2. To make the glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. Pour about half of the glaze over the hot cake and spread. A thin layer of glaze should cover the entire surface of the cake. Sprinkle on toasted almonds. Serve hot with vanilla bean ice cream.


14 Comments on Hot Glazed Almond Cake (and What’s It Like to Get a Front Helix Ear Piercing?)

  1. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    January 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I got an industrial piercing about 12 years ago my freshman year of college and definitely agree that a good tattoo shop is best for non traditional piercings. It definitely hurt to get done but it wasn’t awful. Cool that you were able to get numbed a little! Also def yes to the saline. Just don’t overdo it either because I was very religious about it and it wasn’t healing very quickly. My friend got hers done at the same time and she didn’t fuss with it as much and hers healed a lot faster. Once I lessened how often I cleaned it, it healed fast! Guess I was irritating it by cleaning it all the time. Hope yours heals well! BTW, I’m curious to know if yours hurts to sleep on once it’s healed. Sometimes I sleep on my industrial wrong and my ear will hurt in the morning, as a result I sometimes take it out to sleep, but the real challenge is remembering to put it back in in the morning!

  2. Amy Stafford
    January 11, 2016 at 7:51 am (6 years ago)

    I have never heard of MeVee, I will head over and check it out. This cake look delicious, I am a huge almond fan, so I could really enjoy this with a big old cup of coffee.

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    January 11, 2016 at 7:56 am (6 years ago)

    I have been wanting that piercing for a long time! I may have to go get one now!!
    Only if I have this glorious cake to calm me down after though! Pinned!

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets
    January 11, 2016 at 8:16 am (6 years ago)

    My daughter was just talking about this piercing and her friend got one and said it hurt like crazy. Sounds like you got it done right 🙂

  5. Liz
    January 11, 2016 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

    I love almond extract in baked goods! You cake sounds marvelous! And I love your new piercing 🙂

  6. heather @french press
    January 11, 2016 at 10:01 am (6 years ago)

    I sure could use a slice or two of this cake to get me moving this morning.

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    January 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm (6 years ago)

    My daughter (10) has already asked for cartilage piercings, ha! I’m making her wait a few years. 🙂 But I LOVE this cake. Almond is my BFF!

  8. Kim Beaulieu
    January 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Is this the one that reduces migraines or is that something else I’m thinking of (the piercing, not the cake, ha ha ha)? I only have plain old ear piercings because A. I’m old B. I’m a baby C. my ear is weird, almost a slight cauliflower ear from sleeping on one side too much as a wee little baby so when they got pierced that side took a serious hit. Had to get the earring surgically removed because it lodged right inside my lobe. I know right, total freak accident. Needless to say I’m a bit worried about more piercings. My daughter has some others, before she joined the army she was getting some piercings and tattoos. We’re going for a mother/daughter tattoo this year, something un-cheesy so we don’t look like total dorks. Okay, so now that I’ve rambled on for 3 hours….I need to look up this new social media obsession. While I make cake. And read an article on how to stop yourself from over-sharing. Ha ha ha.

    Love almond cake. My hubby is a huge almond lover. This looks delightful.

  9. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
    January 14, 2016 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I have like zero pain tolerance, so I’m cringing just reading about this. I’d need that entire cake to console myself.

  10. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    January 16, 2016 at 7:35 am (6 years ago)

    Can you believe I’ve never had anything pierced – gasp! But I’ve had plenty of almond cake in my day and this looks beyond perfect. I’ll have to try soon!

  11. jean
    February 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm (6 years ago)

    I do not think that a blog on piercing goes with a cooking/baking blog

    • Julie Ruble
      February 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Jean. Please feel free not to combine those topics on your own blog. However, my lovely readers know that Willow Bird Baking is not just a cooking/baking blog, but a food and storytelling blog (see the tagline and the note under my photo), so I’ll continue being me. I found your comment odd and a bit rude — perhaps this post will help.

      • Vivian (AKA Mom)
        February 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm (6 years ago)

        Jean, I am sure you meant no harm with your words, but words hurt. ( I am Julie’s Mother.) I love reading her stories here and I am very proud of her. (By the number of comments on her recent blog entry a LOT of people agree with me). I have a soft heart. I pray (and cry) about people I hear on the news, often. I try to help people any time I can and to be kind to everyone. I try to learn life’s many lessons as I pass through this world. I have also tried to pass those traits onto my daughter. We enjoy reflecting, thinking things through, and trying to improve ourselves and others. We try to improve our thought processes, and the world around us in any way we can. We don’t live in bubbles! We don’t JUST cook and bake (although we enjoy food and cooking. We certainly aren’t anywhere close to perfect, but we really DO try to help people with all sorts of things. If Julie helps ONE person with her posts about the things she does in life (EVEN A PIERCING) it is worth it! If you don’t like those stories and JUST want recipes…. skip on down (to the actual recipe). But please, do not insult someone who works as hard as Julie has to give people a new, original recipe for free?? Maybe you were just having a hard day? Maybe you didn’t mean it to come across as it did? But it WAS hurtful…. 🙁 I always believe in the old saying, “If you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all”. I’m sure it was just a bad day!!

  12. Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    February 10, 2016 at 11:18 am (6 years ago)

    Love your piercing! So I was completely into piercings and then I became a lawyer and removed all but my nose piercing and two pairs in my ears…. :(. The other day I looked in the mirror and felt SAD about it. The Helix was going to be my next piercing before that move! Anyway, looks great, as does this yummy hot glazed almond cake. Is it healing up? Some of my piercings, even after a year, didn’t seem to be totally healed, so curious.


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