Mini Almond Butter Tea Cakes

Add these tiny cakes—featuring the rich flavor of browned butter and almonds—to a dessert tray and watch them disappear!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter (do not use margarine)
1/2
cup slivered almonds
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
4
egg whites
1/2
cup sliced almonds
2
teaspoons white decorator sugar crystals
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until a rich hazelnut-brown color. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor, place slivered almonds. Cover; process until finely ground. In large bowl, stir together ground almonds, powdered sugar, flour and salt. Add vanilla, almond extract and egg whites; beat about 1 minute or until blended.
  • 3 Add browned butter; beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle sliced almonds evenly over top; sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Using foil, lift cake from pan; remove foil from cake. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

For a deeper almond flavor, toast the slivered almonds before grinding them. Place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then bake at 375°F 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tea Cake
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.