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Almond Cake Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Almond bread is a cake bread or batter bread that gets its almond flavor from almond paste and a topping of slivered almonds.  Like all cake breads the dough resembles pancake batter rather than the customary dough ball.  That’s because baking powder is used in place of yeast.

 1 cup of milk
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 2/3 cup granulated sugar
 2 tablespoons butter, softened
 2 tablespoons canola oil
 2 large eggs
 1 (7-ounce) package almond paste
 1 ½ cups of flour
 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
 1/4 cup of slivered almonds

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated but reserve the almonds to be added later in the kneading cycle at the beep for adding fruit or nuts. If your bread machine has a fruit and nut hopper place the almonds into the hopper.


Select the cake bread setting for a 1-pound loaf. If your bread machine does not have a cake bread setting, mix and knead the batter using the pasta or pizza dough setting.


If all you have is a dough setting, pour the batter out into a buttered bread pan after the kneading cycle but before the rising cycle. Preheat the oven to 350° F. and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.


Do the test in the center with a skewer or knife and if still wet, put back into the oven and add 10 minutes of baking time. When done, let rest for 10 minutes and slice and serve.