The famous classic almond sherry cake recipe from the 80s

Almond sherry cake recipe (1981)

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Almond sherry cake recipe (1981)

You love the flavor of almonds and sherry… now taste them together in a fabulous new cake!

You make this delicious almond sherry cake with Christian Brothers Cream Sherry, Blue Diamond Sliced Almonds, and your favorite cake mix.

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Almond sherry cake recipe (1981)

Almond sherry cake recipe (1981)

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 package (18-1/2 ounces) yellow cake mix (not pudding type)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup The Christian Brothers Cream Sherry
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package (3-5/8 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Streusel Filling (recipe follows)
  • Sherry Glaze (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup sliced natural almonds, toasted


  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, sherry, oil, pudding mix and nutmeg. Mix at low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly.
  3. Mix at medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally (or beat by hand 5 minutes).
  4. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel Filling. Pour in remaining cake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 F; 45 to 50 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched lightly.
  6. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Unmold from pan; cool completely on rack.
  7. Brush with Sherry Glaze; garnish with almonds.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

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Almond sherry cake recipe (1981)

Streusel filling: Mix 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 3 tablespoons firm butter or margarine and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon together until crumbly. Stir in 3/4 cup toasted Blue Diamond Sliced Natural Almonds.

Sherry glaze: Stir together 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine and 1 tablespoon The Christian Brothers Cream Sherry. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons hot water, until glaze is of desired consistency.

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