Almond Crumb Cakes–Yum! Made Quickly with Baking Mix

My husband doesn’t eat many of my sweet treats!  However, he does like almonds, so this is one we can have for a special occasion or just anytime.  It is quick to put together because I do keep the homemade baking mix in my pantry.  These were baked in my old faithful clear glass custard cups so they are a generous portion.  I have made these for him for years and have topped them with lots of different toppings–fresh fruit, whipped cream or ice cream toppings.  To be honest, I think he likes them just as they come out of the oven!

Because they are so quick and easy to make, I can bake then during dinner and have them for dessert that same evening. This has worked for me on days when I’m surprised that it is just the two of us for dinner–a small celebration in our home.  I’ve also made them when he has come home and told me about an achievement (or disappointment) at work.

I also find that these are easy to take to some friends because they travel well.  I have a couple of “empty nesters” who appreciate something homemade and delivered to their doorstep.  It never hurts to spread friendship–even gluten-free friendship!  Enjoy!

Almond Crumb Cakes
  • ⅓ cup homemade gluten-free baking mix (recipe posted June 29, 2015)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter (at room temperature)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ⅔ cups homemade gluten-free baking mix
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter (at room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Whipped cream and almonds for serving
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 10-ounce custard cups with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients until large crumbs form. Set aside.
  1. In a medium bow for a stand mixer, beat all cake ingredients on low until well blended. Batter will be slightly thin. Divide evenly between the two custard cups. Top each with topping mixture.
  2. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from custard cups. Serve warm or cool topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of almonds. Makes 2 individual cakes.
When working with homemade gluten-free baking mix, be sure the baking mix has only small clumps.  Using your fingers, break up any large clumps before mixing with other ingredients.  Makes it easier to incorporate into a smooth batter.