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Almond Pralines

  • Author: Rebecca Blackwell


Use these to decorate the top of your Caramel Cake, if you like. The crunch adds a nice contrast between the soft cake and silky buttercream.


  • 1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped into large pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat almonds, sugar, cinnamon, butter and salt in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until almonds are toasted and sugar is completely melted and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Spread on aluminum foil or parchment paper and let cool completely. Break into chunks and use to decorate the top of the cake.