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Almond Cream Cheese Espresso Cake


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages (1/4 ounce) or 4 ½ teaspoons prompt yeast
1/2 cup heat water (110° to 115°)
2 eggs, calmly overwhelmed
4 cups all-purpose flour


1 bundle (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
8 ounces almond paste


2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

To Make the Dough:

Mix the flour, yeast, and salt in a medium bowl and put aside.

Cream the butter and sugar within the electrical mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment till gentle and fluffy. Add the water and eggs and beat till effectively mixed.

Combine within the flour till the dough involves a ball or comes away from the edges of the mixer bowl.

Swap to the dough hook and knead the dough for about 5 minutes or till you’ve made a delicate, clean dough.

Take away the dough to a floured floor. Grease the bowl and return the dough to the bowl. Enable the dough to rise, lined, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or till it’s puffy (although not essentially doubled in bulk).

To Make the Filling:

Whereas the dough is rising, put together the filling by beating the cream cheese and the almond paste collectively till clean. Chill till prepared to make use of.


Cowl a big baking pan with parchment paper. I exploit a pizza pan.

Switch the dough to a calmly floured work floor and roll into a big rectangle, about 20 x 14 inches.

Unfold the filling on the dough, leaving a half-inch border throughout the dough.

Roll the dough up from the lengthy facet (jelly-roll model). Seal the sting tightly. Type the roll right into a circle and pinch the ends collectively to type a hoop.

Place the cake on the ready pan. Utilizing kitchen scissors, minimize two-thirds by the dough from the outer rim of the circle at 1-inch intervals.

Enable the ring to rise, lined with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel for 1 hour till virtually doubled in measurement.


Preheat the oven to 325 levels F. Place an oven rack within the middle of the oven.

Bake the ring for 35 to 40 minutes till the crust is golden brown.

Take away the pan from the oven and funky on a wire rack. Wrap effectively and freeze till the day earlier than Christmas. Defrost the cake at room temperature in a single day.

On Christmas Morning

To make the glaze:

Mix the powdered sugar, almond extract, and sufficient milk to make a frosting that may be poured over the cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds or pink cherries, if desired. Enable the glaze to set earlier than serving.