Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

The simplicity of plain cakes is delightful. I love a moist, soft, buttery plain cake with my morning coffee. I have so many coffee cake recipes up on the blog. Because these are so unfussy and yet pack a punch of flavor.This Almond Loaf Cake is another great recipe which I have jazzed up with some chocolate Glaze and toasted almonds. You can enjoy it without the glaze too. It would still taste delicious.

The rich buttery crumb of this Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and toasted almonds is heavenly! I had made this for Father’s Day last month. My dad loves pound cakes, praline cakes and all kinds of coffee cakes. The Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds has made its place in his list of favorite cakes! He enjoyed a fat slice with his cup of morning tea. Bliss :).

  Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

My dad is weird 😀 .He makes such a fuss if I buy a gift or bake a cake for him. But if I don’t, he feels bad that Mother’s day was such a big celebration. And no one cares for Father’s day! So, I eventually realized, he wants to feel special while pretending not to care :P. Confusing!

Anyways coming back to this super easy Almond Loaf Cake. The buttery soft cake is a lovely bake with a moist crumb that just melts in the mouth. The chocolate glaze and toasted almonds are optional but strongly recommended :). After all, who doesn’t like dessert for breakfast!

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds


    For the Almond Loaf Cake
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ tsp Almond essence
  • For the Chocolate Glaze
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • Chopped toasted almonds


    For the Almond Loaf Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F and lightly grease an 8 by 4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined. Add in the almond essence. Next, alternate adding flour mixture and yogurt, starting with the flour mixture, until just combined.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 55 to 60 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes before inverting on a wire rack.
  5. For the Chocolate Glaze
  6. Heat the cream until just boiling. Pour hot cream over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute before mixing into a smooth chocolate glaze.
  7. Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled cake and top with chopped toasted almonds.


I prefer to dry roast the almonds in the microwave for a minute or two depending on the quantity.

Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds

You could also bake this Almond Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Toasted Almonds in a bundt pan or a regular round baking tin. It’s such a simple recipe and I often make it for our luxurious weekend breakfast!! Of Course,cake for breakfast is a luxury 🙂


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    1. Thank you so much Kelsie😍😍 I am a big chocolate fan too.. I love to add it to almost everything 😬

  1. This looks like a delicious treat! I like to bake with yogurt; it gives sweet breads and cakes such a nice texture.
    I always call a recipe a success when it ends up in my dad’s favorites. He is selective with “favorite foods”. 🙂

    1. Mine is also super selective😬 I don’t understand why they are all like that😛 I love to bake with yogurt or buttermilk too.. It lends so much softness to the baked good! Thank you 💖💖

  2. I can have cake for breakfast every morning, and this almond loaf cake looks so soft and intriguing. I love anything chocolate, and that chocolate glaze on top looks perfect. And those toasted almonds on top look so adorable. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Anu💖 I love chocolate so much.. That I end up adding it to almost everything 😬! Glad you liked the cake! Thank you so much for the sweet words😊 Take care!

  3. I absolutely love the sound of this cake!I’m definitely going to be giving it a go. And there’s nothing better than cake for breakfast! Also your dad sounds adorable haha!
    Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Kay😍😍 I hope you like it☺️ Have a great week ahead sweets💗

    1. Men are funny😬! I wish I had baked this for you 💖😘 Thank you sweets❤️

  4. What a gorgeous looking cake Deepika – the crumb, the gorgeous shiny chocolate glaze, the almonds! It’s definitely got it all going for it. ….and yup, a slice of cake definitely sounds more exciting for breakfast than porridge!

    1. Thanks a bunch Angela💖💖! Plain cakes like these are so good with coffee or as breakfast😋😊

    1. Thank you Kelly❤️💖 He didn’t show any excitement.. But he loved the cake😊

  5. This looks delicious Deepika, chocolate and almonds such a great combination! Your Dad sounds like a typical male wanting to feel special while pretending he doesn’t care, I bet he was secretly delighted you made this for him!

    1. Thank you sweets! It was a yummy cake😍.. I like how you categorize them as typical male! Aren’t these guys funny😛

    1. Thank you Kim💖💖 It is very soft and fluffy😊 Have a great week ahead!

    1. I know Jenny! Chocolate makes everything better 😊 Thank you for stopping by and appreciating 😘😘

  6. This looks delicious Deepika! Nice touch with chocolate glaze coz chocolate makes everything even more yum… PS – love that you eat cake with your morning coffee 🙂

    1. Thank you Heather! I love to use yogurt or buttermilk in my baking😊 Have a great week ahead💖😊

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