White Almond Cake

I love this cake so much that I served it at my wedding. I had it made of course. I like to bake, but left that one up to Glorious Desserts in Des Moines. Her almond cake is bad ass. My mom will order one for family celebrations and haul it 5 hours from Des Moines to Chicago for us…she’s the best.

I love this cake so much that I served it at my wedding. I had it made of course. I like to bake, but left that one up to Glorious Desserts in Des Moines. Her almond cake is bad ass. My mom will order one for family celebrations and haul it 5 hours from Des Moines to Chicago for us…she’s the best.

Ingredients
Cake
  • 1, 15.25 ounce (432 grams) package white cake mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅓ cups water, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites, room temperature

Frosting
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 3 round cake pans.
  2. Stir together the white cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour in the water, sour cream, vegetable oil, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg whites, and beat with an electric mix on low until all the ingredients are mixed and moistened but some lumps still remain.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans, and bake in the preheated oven until the top is a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes-30 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk one cup of milk with 5 tablespoons of flour. Heat over medium until the mixture begins to sputter, whisking constantly. Continue to stir as the mixture thickens. You will know it’s done when it reaches the consistency of thick cake batter (This took only a couple of minutes for me, but it can take longer). Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract, and a pinch of salt, and set aside to cool completely.

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