Archive | December, 2015

Almond Pound Cakes

This is a classic Dutch almond pound cake. I make these into mini loaves to give as Christmas gifts to teachers, bus drivers and co-workers. One batch makes four mini loaves. Otherwise you can use two 9×5 inch loaf pans. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Almond Pound Cake

3 sticks butter at room temperature 

3 cups sugar

5 large eggs

3 cups flour

1 t vanilla extract 

1 t almond extract 

7/8 cup ginger ale

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in extracts. Alternately beat in 1 cup flour, a third of the ginger ale, another 1 cup flour, another third of the ginger ale and finally the last 1 cup of flour and remaining ginger ale. Beat until smooth. Pour into greased and prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Enjoy!