A great alternative to Christmas cake or other celebration cakes, this is a moist and delicious almond cake that benefits from a drizzle of brandy syrup at the end. The result is a fabulous, mouth-watering cake.
I thought the cake was a little bland and entirely too sweet. However, this is a good base to start with. The texture was very nice and dense. I think I'll try using some spices and almond flour (instead of the extract) and try cutting the amount sugar in the cake next time. - 23 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Bland and way too dense. Even with simple syrup it's still missing something. - 02 Oct 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Absolutely delish. Reminds me of Puerto Rican birthday and wedding cake. Love it. Not overpowering sugar just the right amount for the almond to stand out. Buena receta! We even ate the crumbs!!!! - 21 Jun 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)