Yay for Christmas baking!
I have to say, it’s one of my favourite things about Christmas. Of course, everything about Christmas is my favourite thing about Christmas. But still. I love baking and it’s fun to just make all the things at this time of year.
I always bake way too much because I love doing it and at Christmas it’s okay to do way too much. You know that there will be plenty of opportunities to give it away so I figure it’s okay to do lots and lots of it!
Plus, it’s hard to narrow down the list. Doesn’t help that it gets longer every year. I can’t even make all the favourites anymore because there’s too many of them. These and these get made every year without fail, but after that I’ve had to start picking and choosing. I’ll ask my family what needs to be made, and the list just keeps growing. So I’ve had to start making half batches of things just so that we can have more options. This works well. You get a taste of all the favourites but don’t end up with a freezer full of the excessive baking!
This almond cake is one of my favourites. It hasn’t become a favourite with anyone else in my family yet, but it’s one of those things that my mom made every Christmas when I was growing up and I always loved it. It’s a dense, sweet cake flavoured with almond that I adore. My kids are starting to love it too, but I haven’t made it every year so it’s not in the “favourites” category just yet! Pretty sure that will have to change.
This almond cake is absolutely amazing. If you are wanting something a little different to add to your Christmas cookie plate, try this recipe. Maybe it will become a new favourite for you!