Best-Ever Had Nestlé Chip Almond Cake

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 25 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


This Best-Ever Had Nestlé Chip Almond Cake will quickly become one of your favorites! Created by Maria Samperi of Northford, CT, this chocolate dessert with its Amaretto glaze is a perfect addition to any party or family get-together.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 of an 8-oz. can) almond paste, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract *
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 container (8 oz.) dairy sour cream
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • AMARETTO GLAZE (recipe below)
  • Garnish with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Lightly grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.

BEAT butter, granulated sugar, almond paste and almond extract in large mixer bowl on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in morsels. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.

BAKE for 1 hour 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle top with Amaretto Glaze. Garnish with morsels, if desired.

1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons amaretto or milk in small bowl; stir. Add enough additional amaretto or milk to make glazing consistency.

*May substitute almond extract with vanilla extract.

Wicked Good!

by N. Nancy , , on May. 2010

This is a great recipe! Moist and flavorful. I used vanilla extract and next time I will use almond because I think it could have used a little more flavor. As with everything, I have difficulty keeping the choc.chips floating in the cake. They all sank to the sides and bottom. I'd like to know how to fix that. Other than that it is a great recipe and I will make it again and again even though it is not incredibly's good!

Best-Ever Had Nestlé Chip Almond Cake

by C. Carolyn , Columbia, TN on May. 2010

This IS very good! - but very high in fat, calories, and sugar; a small piece is all one needs, but it's very tempting to eat more. Very good almond taste, which my family loves. A delicious recipe to make for special occasions and not an 'everyday treat'. I don't know why it is rated as 'challenging' though. It is very easy to make, and the directions are very clear and easy to follow.


by V. Valerie , JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL on Sep. 2007

I had read this recipe before and copied it, set it aside and today when I needed a "special cake" I thought of this one. It IS in a word-DELICIOUS. That says it all, easy to make as well. Thank you for giving us such a great site to share with each other.

Better than I expected

by M. Marilyn , SPRINGFIELD, MO on Jan. 2007

I tried this cake on the recommendation of a friend thinking it would be just okay. It is not just okay. It is delicious!

Nestle Chip ALMOND cAKE

by P. Pauline , No. Stratford, NH on Aug. 2006

Very pretty for any special occasion, I made this for a shower and everyone had to have the recipe.

What a Cake***

by C. Carol , WAUSAU, WI on Apr. 2006

This cake should have a warning label on it. TOO GOOD, MOIST, RICH, LOVED BY ALL! Will make again! I did have a problem with it spilling over my 12 cup bundt pan, next time I will make a few cupcakes so I don't have the over spill.

Nestle chip almond cake

by a. agnes , el monte, CA on Oct. 2005

I make this cake for my crochet and knitting class. All my classmates enjoy the cake. There were no cake leftover. Even the Office wokers in the Senior Center all like it too.


by M. M , on Jul. 2005

Delicious! I made it without the glaze to cut back on sugar and it was still the most delicious cake ive ever had! Tastes incredible even days after its been baked!

Chip Almond Cake

by A. ANNE , on Jul. 2005

I made this cake for my Mom's 80th... Everyone loved it, they could not stop talking about it. I served it with Whipped Cream Eggnog.

Best-Ever Had Nestle Chip Almond Cake

by S. Sharon , LAS ANIMAS, CO on Jun. 2005

I baked this bundt cake recipe this afternoon for our Bible study group. Everyone really enjoyed it. I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I got distracted by a telephone call and didn't add the sour cream alternately with the flour and it still turned out well. When I discovered my error, I just put it in and baked it for the time recommended checking it periodically for doneness. We live at 4,000 ft. in elevation so I added about 2 T more flour. I also glazed it when it was I was running out of time and that worked well. My pan is a 12 cup pan and the recipe rises to use every centimeter of it. When I bake it the next time, I'll leave out a few of the chocolate chips as it over shadowed the almond some. Chocolate is always good. Also, I'll try to find Amaretto to add to the glaze instead of milk for more almond flavor.