EASY Desperation Cake (Almond Bars) (RECIPE)

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This recipe came from my Grandmother. She made these bars every year at Christmas. I’m not sure why the name of them is “cake” because they really are bars in texture. Either way, they are quite yummy and extremely easy to make!

Desperation Cake

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup flour


  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with a fork.
  2. Spread flat in a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes

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4 Responses to EASY Desperation Cake (Almond Bars) (RECIPE)

  1. Annie1 says:

    These sound delicious! I love everything almond & they are quite easy to make!

    Thanks, these would make a great treat for my grandkidlets!

    Anne Taylor

  2. Victoria S says:

    Thanks for this simple recipe!

  3. Darlene W says:

    simple enough recipe, will have to give it a try

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