To make one large Bundt cake instead of six small ones, double this recipe and bake in a 10-inch Bundt pan for 45 to 50 minutes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter six mini Bundt pans; set aside. Spread sliced almonds out on a baking pan, and toast until golden brown. Transfer nuts to a bowl to cool.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped almonds, light-brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside. In another medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 6 tablespoons butter and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg; beat until combined. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add 1/3 of reserved flour mixture and half of sour cream; beat to combine. Repeat. Add final third of flour mixture, and beat to combine.

  • Fill each Bundt pan with 3 tablespoons batter, and spread evenly with a small offset spatula or spoon. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of reserved almond-spice mixture. Top with additional 3 tablespoons batter; the batter should come to within 1/2 inch of the rims of the pans.

  • Bake until cakes are golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cakes to a wire rack to cool completely. Unmold cakes. Place cakes, flat sides down, on a wire rack placed over a baking pan.

  • Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat until color turns nut brown, about 5 minutes. Pour butter into a medium bowl, leaving behind any dark sediment. Stir in confectioners' sugar, remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 3 tablespoons milk until smooth; add an additional tablespoon milk, if necessary, so glaze is pourable. Drizzle glaze over cakes, and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve.

Reviews (10)

171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 73
  • 2 star values: 29
  • 1 star values: 7
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01/12/2014
Love the double recipe for big bunt idea. Do I keep oven temp and length of time the same? If not, what did you usr?
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11/15/2013
I made the doubled version of this recipe for one large bundt cake pan. I used creme fraiche instead of sour cream but otherwise followed the (doubled) recipe, and it is absolutely delicious! It's very sweet and very rich, but if you like that, you will love this cake. One practical note: even if you double the recipe to make a large cake, it is not necessary to double the icing recipe. We had way too much and didn't use at least half of it.
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07/11/2013
thank you ....tounsi-cool.net
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07/11/2013
thankyou tounsi-cool.net
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02/04/2013
I made these as individual cakes and they were very good. I was trying them out to see if they were something I wanted to include on a dessert table. Served them with coffee to a girlfriend and my husband. They both raved how good they were, especially the glaze and not too sweet. Think they will balance nicely with the other more decadent desserts.
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09/22/2011
What has happened to the 'print' button? This recipe looks great but it certainly isn't easy to print it now.
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03/30/2009
Quite a nice 'coffee cake' style cake. I replaced 1/2cup of the flour with wheat germ, quite successfully.
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01/09/2009
This cake is amazing! I have made it at least 6x in the last few months. I always double it and make as a full size bundt. The glaze is heavenly and reminiscent of penuche frosting. This cake has a perfect balance of spice and sweetness and the texture is velvety. We usually enjoy it with fresh strawberries and cream. If there is ever any leftovers, it makes a lovely pair with coffee in the morning!
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05/05/2008
These are great! I didn't have enough almonds to do the chopped almonds in the cake AND the almonds on top. I used ground almonds instead of the chopped in the batter. The texture of the cake is fab and so buttery and rich. The streusel inside and the icing (with the toasted sliced almonds!) are really special. I gave these as a gift. Very well appreciated.
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02/25/2008
These are very tasty. Instead of icing them I filled the centre with frozen raspberries and sliced almonds. I will definitely make them again!