Almond pudding loaf: A classic recipe from the 70s

Almond pudding loaf recipe

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Almond pudding loaf retro dessert recipe (1979)

Remember when the holiday season was filled with the delicious smells of home-baking that drifted out of the kitchen to fill every room?

Well, now you can re-create that warm holiday feeling with an almond pudding loaf that’s made with pudding mix, Bisquick and Blue Diamond almonds…

Almond pudding loaf. So good, it’s a lot like the holidays — neither one ever seems to last long enough.

ALSO TRY THIS ONE: Almond Legend cake recipe (1976)

Almond pudding loaf recipe

Almond pudding loaf (1979)

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1-1/3 cups toasted and finely chopped whole natural almonds
  • 2-1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3-3/4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract (or almond/vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 (F).
  2. Generously grease loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3-inches; sprinkle 1/3 cup of the almonds over bottom and sides, pressing if necessary.
  3. Beat remaining almonds and remaining ingredients except glaze in a large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, for 30 seconds.
  4. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pan.
  5. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.
  6. Immediately remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. Now for the glaze.
  8. Beat powdered sugar, rum extract, and 1-2 tablespoons of milk until smooth and of desired consistency.
  9. Spread the cake with the glaze, and garnish as desired.


High Altitude Directions: (3500 to 6500 feet) Heat oven to 375 (F). Decrease baking mix to 2 cups and add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Omit sugar. Increase milk to 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Bake 45 to 50 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 643mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 13g

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Retro recipe for almond pudding loaf

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