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Father’s Day almond poundcake



Almond Pound Cake

Almond Pound Cake

When we were growing up (back in the dark ages as my kids say) we didn’t celebrate Father’s day with the hoopla like we do today, but Mom did fix a special dinner for our Dad. He enjoyed his day by planting zinnias and marigolds in the tiny patch of earth on the left side of the front steps of our home.

Each year I plant zinnias and marigolds in the Bible section of my herb garden near the Mary statute to honor my Dad.

Now my husband, Frank, is making it easy for me on Dad’s day. He requested this moist almond pound cake along with one more thing: “Peace and quiet”. The pound cake is a given, the peace and quiet is debatable.

And for all of our Dads in my Abouteating.com family, I hope you have the best Father’s Day ever, filled with family, friends, and food.

Special occasion almond pound cake

This recipe is in my “Recipe Hall of Fame.” It’s one that I share a lot. A good keeper, covered, at room temperature. The glaze is optional, but good.

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 can, 12-1/2 oz., Solo almond filling  (not almond paste)

2 -1⁄4 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 cup milk


Whisk together:

1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract or 2 teaspoons vanilla

3-4 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup Bundt pan. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Mix in almond filling until blended. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add to almond mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until blended. Pour into pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.  Drizzle glaze on top.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen:

Chocolate glaze:

Whisk together:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons milk


Can you help? Recipe, menu needed from tearooms of Cincinnati

Cynthia Beischel is working on a cookbook about the tearooms of Cincinnati. If you have any recipes from McAlpin’s tearoom, a menu from Pogue’s Camargo Room, or a favorite taffy recipe, would you contact Cynthia at: bygonetearooms@gmail.com. If you have hard copies, let Cynthia know and she’ll arrange for you to send them.



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  1. Kim

    I would love to make your Almond Pound Cake, but I am unable to find the Solo Almond Filling locally. (Loveland). There are plenty of cans of the almond paste at my local stores, just not the filling. Thank-you Kim

    1. Rita Heikenfeld

      Hi, Kim,
      Try Solo Almond Cake & Pastry Filling – it used to be called just Almond Filling but it’s the same product. Call your local grocer and do let me know what you find. Sometimes Walmart carries it as well.

      1. Kim

        Hello Rita:

        Thank-you for the reply. When I am shopping I have asked for any Solo Almond Fillings with the excepting of almond paste. I check the pie filling section of the grocery. Could it be shelved somewhere else in a store? I looked at the Solo website but it does not list where they sell the filling. My son David checked at the Kroger’s in Madeira for the product. A clerk told him she had been working for Kroger’s for 30 years and had never heard of the product. I will check with Wal-Mart. The hunt continues!

        1. Rita Heikenfeld

          That is unbelievable, Kim. Try Jungle Jims Eastgate. They do have it.

    2. Ruth Wiley

      I would love to make the Almond Pound Cake but I cannot find the almond filling. Everyone has the almond paste. Any suggestions?

      1. Rita Heikenfeld

        Oh gosh, Solo calls it Almond Cake & Pastry Filling now – as I mentioned to Kim who had the same problem, call your grocer and also Walmart. They should be carrying it!

    3. Judy

      I purchased Solo Almond Cake&Pastry Filling today at Meijer’s on Fields Ertel Road today, June 23, 20l5.
      Not found in my area of Milford.

  2. Lisa Gantenberg

    I can’t find almond filling, either. Do you have a recipe to make my own from scratch? Hope so, Lisa

  3. Lisa Gantenberg

    Rita,, I can’t find almond filling, either! Any chance you may have a recipe I can make it myself? Hope so,, this pound cake sounds amazing! LISA

    1. Rita Heikenfeld

      Goodness, this is a dilemma! I know that Jungle Jims here in Cincinnati Eastgate carries it and the fellow I spoke with said the Fairfield store should carry it, too. No, I don’t have a recipe for making it from scratch. I sure hope you can get to the Eastgate or Fairfield store (Call Fairfield 674-6000 to be sure they have some still). I had no idea this recipe would be so popular but then again, it is a super poundcake.

  4. Judy

    Found Solo Almond Filling at Meijers on Fields Ertel Road

    1. Rita Heikenfeld


  5. Rita Heikenfeld

    For all of you with the dilemma of not being able to find the Solo almond filling, take heart as in the next week or so I’m going to test making the filling homemade.

    Blessings to all!

  6. Betty O'Neal

    Hi lady,
    it was so nice of you to answer me the other day. Did not know you were on Vacation. Hope you are/or hope you had a wonderful time.
    Hope All Is Well In Your World. I have a Mini orange almond bundt cake recipe. I will e-mail it to your columns e-mail. I like it – it’s very good and baked in a mini bundt pans it makes a great gift for any time of the year. You can put one in a Wilton Clear Gift Bag or all of them, put them in a small basket and wrap in a basket bag with curly ribbon.
    Take care Lady. God Bless.
    Betty O’Neal

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