Almond Dessert Recipes

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No Egg Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 3.69 stars
This easy chocolate mug cake is made with flaked almonds and no egg. It is ready in a few minutes and perfect if you're dying for something sweet. Serve dusted with confectioners' sugar and topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

Nanaimo Bars III

Rating: 4.58 stars
Because it's three layers, this sounds hard but it's worth it. My son is famous for making and taking these in to work. I've heard other names but here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands. If you can't find custard powder, I've used instant pudding mix with good results.

Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Rating: 4.63 stars
Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.

Strawberry Eton Mess for Mother's Day

This Eton mess is a fast and easy dessert filled with cream, marinated strawberries, and meringue topped with caramelized almonds. Try it for Mother's Day!

White Almond Wedding Cake

Rating: 4.71 stars
A secret ingredient of sour cream makes this cake so moist, dense, and delicious! I use this recipe for my kids' birthdays, but it's a favorite for wedding cakes, too! This recipe can easily be doubled.

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Rating: 4.66 stars
Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.

Apple Frangipane Cake

This is a dense, moist, and very flavorful apple frangipane cake that is very almond-forward in a yummy way. The apples complement it nicely and I loved the crunch of the toasted almonds on top.

Almond Milk Instant Pudding

Rating: 4.29 stars
This pudding is made with instant pudding mix and almond milk and has the perfect taste and consistency. Takes just slightly more effort than normal.

Raspberry-Ricotta Cake with White Chocolate and Almonds

Baking this cake for a longer period of time at a lower temperature allows for a more even bake without the worry of overbrowning. This cake is on the denser side, with a somewhat pound cake-like texture. It tastes great the next day with a hot cup o' coffee!

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Italian Wedding Cookies III

Rating: 4.63 stars
Also sometimes called 'Mexican wedding cookie', 'Russian tea cakes', or 'butterballs', can also be made into crescents. You can also substitute pecans and they are very good as well. This is the best version of these I have ever seen, it was given me by a friend who grew up in central Europe.

Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

Rating: 4.66 stars
Here is an easy snack idea to serve at any holiday party.

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Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Rating: Unrated
My quick and easy go-to keto and gluten-free cookie recipe whenever I want to have something sweet, with very few net carbs per cookie!

Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Rating: 4.8 stars

I love this dessert! Instead of digging through my books for the recipe to this yummy dish I went to check the recipe on Allrecipes. I never found it and it is great! A big hit at potlucks and ladies meetings. Enjoy!