Recipes Made with Cake Mixes

Almond Butter Loaves

You'll love this delightful recipe for Almond Butter Loaves.

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  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups almonds, toasted and chopped*
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box deluxe butter recipe golden cake mix*
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds** (for garnish)


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.


  1. Combine brown sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in toasted almonds and flour. Blend well. Divide and press evenly into pans.


  1. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into pans.
  2. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until tested done.
  3. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Invert onto cooling racks, crust side up.
  4. Cool completely.


  1. Combine confectioners' sugar, water and almond extract in small bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until glaze is desired consistency.
  3. Spoon over cooled loaves.
  4. Sprinkle sliced almonds over top.


* 18.25 ounce boxes of cake mix have been replaced by 16.5 ounce and 15.25 ounce boxes. To compensate for the volume loss in a 16 ounce box, whisk 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour into the dry cake mix before proceeding with the recipe. To compensate for the volume loss in a 15.25 ounce box, add 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder.

** To toast almonds: Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant and light golden brown. Cool before chopping.

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