Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan with unmelted butter, then dust with flour. Remove excess flour from the pan. Place pan onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
Whish together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size bowl.
Use a hand mixer or countertop mixer on medium-high speed, mix together the sugar and eggs until the mixture is light and a bit thickened, about 3 minutes. Slow down the speed to medium, add the melted butter, then the milk and almond. Mix until the batter is smooth with a bit of a sheen.
Bring mixer speed to slow and add the dry ingredients. When the ingredients are almost fully mixed together, stop the mixer and finish mixing with a spatula.
Pour batter into pan.
Set pan onto the center rack, set timer for 20 min.
When the timer goes off, it's time to prepare your topping. Keep the cake baking.