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Chocolate Topped Almond One Layer Cake

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“A classic Italian style cake that tastes better if wrapped tightly and refrigerated for 24 hours before serving. The almond flavor ripens and the chocolate topping becomes delightfully crunchy. Waiting 24 hours is impossible at my house as the cake smells wonderful. Passive Cooking time includes cooling time for cake and chocolate drizzle. Recipe off another website.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 One layer cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9" round cake pan.
  2. Place almonds in a small baking dish and place in oven until lightly toasted.
  3. Place toasted almonds and 2 T sugar in a food processor or blender. Grind to a powder in a few short bursts.
  4. Stir in flour and set aside.
  5. Combine Butter with remaining 1/2 cup Sugar, Extracts, and Salt in a medium size bowl.
  6. Beat with mixer until creamy.
  7. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each.
  8. Using a spatula and a light hand, gently fold in the almond flour mixture.
  9. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until it is golden and top springs back when lightly touched.
  10. Let cool for 30 minutes, then remove cake from pan and transfer to cake plate, then cool completely.
  11. In microwave on LOW power, melt chocolate chips.
  12. Sift a little powder sugar over top of cake, sprinkle with remaining toasted almonds and then drizzle the chocolate over top in a lacey pattern. Let chocolate harden before serving.

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