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This year has been challenging for many. For me, these challenges have shown me that I already have what really matters: my family. I am thankful for them, my health, and I am particularly thankful for all of you my friends that have always come back to my website.
For Thanksgiving, I celebrated quietly with my loved ones and we started our day with a delicious brunch. The highlight of our brunch was that beautiful almond orange cake.
It’s delicious, colorful, and perfect for our small gathering. I could not help sharing my cake virtually with you. Wherever you are, be safe and remember that I am grateful for you. Happy Thanksgiving!
2 sticks of butter
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 cup of orange juice
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of Bourbon
½ cup almonds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Spray a pan with non-stick spray
Using a mixer, cream the butter, and the sugar.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each.
Add the orange zest, vanilla, bourbon, and beat for about 8 minutes.
Add half of the flour
Add the juice
Mix the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the rest of the flour and add to the cake mixture. Beat on low for another 2 minutes.
Add the almonds to the batter and fold.
Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool
For the glaze, I melted the orange marmalade in a saucepan and added 1 tbsp. of Bourbon and 1 tbsp. of water. I poured it over the cake and decorated it with slices of oranges and cinnamon sticks.
I hope you are enjoying your day safely. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
This looks amazing! I’ll have to try it soon, thanks! 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious and I will have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing ☺️
What a beautiful cake! I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
The cake is gorgeous! We had a very small Thanksgiving as well with only my in-laws who we see daily. We rented a beach house in Galveston and spent a few days there relaxing.
What a pretty cake! Love how you decorated it. And yes, if there’s anything we learned this year, it’s knowing what’s really important in our lives.
This sounds like a lovely cake. I am partial to cake and one with almonds and orange must be amazing!!!
I BET this was utterly phenomenal!
Oh my gosh this sounds so great! I love anything almond and I love the addition of orange!
The cake looks mouthwatering. I am going to try your recipe.
Oh wow! This orange almonds cake looks so yummy and pretty 😍 I love cakes, so will have to try your recipe soon!
I love citrus cake so I love this cake. It looks quite easy to make and I would like to try it at home sometime during the holiday. – Knycx Journeying
I’m a cake lover and sweet tooth, even if I don’t know how to bake myself. My lil cousin is learning to bake, I’ll challenge her with this.
This Orange almond cake is looking so yummy and easy to make. I am wondering how the taste of orange and almond together in the cake would taste – hmm delicious.
sad to say cant have it..need to avoid it due to my health condition…..but soon i get better i will ask my daughter to bake it for us.n will keep the recipie thanks
I love cake with oranges – it always has something very light and fruity to it. It’s particularly good in winter – just the smell of oranges brightens the day 🙂
This cake looks awesome. The ingredients are straightforward. I think I have everything I need at home. So, I just might have to try recipe. Thank you for sharing
oranges and almonds pair nicely and the idea of such cake gives Christmas feeling right away! great recipe
This sounds delicious! I would never have thought to put these flavors together. But now I’m curious to give them a try!
woow…both orange & choco are my favourite, really love this recipe shared, thanks!
I love baking and always love trying new recipes. I love incorporating orange in some cakes but never tried it with almond. I will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing.
This looks and sounds delicious. I love anything with orange and almonds in it. I am saving this to make this weekend!
The Orange Almond Cakes sound really inviting. Love the orange and almond como which would give the cake a unique flavour and aroma.
Wow your cake looks soo gorgeous to eat! I’ll feed my camera first before myself. You did great!
I love the Kitchen Aid machine, I have the same one!
Wow that looks yummy! I’ve never seen a cake like that before.
This looks so so good! I can’t wait to bake me this awesome cake, can’t wait!!!