We got to spend the week of Thanksgiving spoiled by my mother-in-law’s amazing cooking…enter Bonnie’s almond coffee cake! Bonnie is the type of person that when we find something we love at a restaurant a week later she has figured out how to re-create it, and somehow made it even better! Every time she leaves I 1. Feel the need to apologize to my hubby that he grew up with her food and now eats mine and 2. Feel inspired to step up my cooking game. I actually like making meals and baking for my family most of the time, it just doesn’t come naturally to me, and I often get in ruts of making the same things over and over. With that being said, any recipes I share here will be fast, easy and doable because if I can make it, ANYONE can!
This Almond Coffee Cake is a recipe from my mother-in-law, and I only make it when people are coming over because I could seriously eat the whole thing by myself! I love almond and this little cake is just perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast or for dessert. If you have upcoming holiday parties where you need to bring a dish, this one will not disappoint! Plus you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry without going to the store!
3/4 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 tsp. almond flavoring
Melt butter, add sugar, beat in eggs. Stir in flour, 1 tsp or almond flavoring and pinch of salt. Pour into a pie or cake pan. I usually spray mine first with this so slices come out easier!
Put 2nd tsp of almond flavoring in a small bowl with almonds and a small amount of sugar. Stir well and brush over the entire top of your cake batter.
Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool 10-20 minutes before cutting.
I made this before they arrived, but thought I should probably try a piece myself….just to be sure it was good!
And it was….