Easy Flourless Almond Cake Recipe

2019-04-22

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4.5 Stars

6 Voters

Whether you have gluten allergy or you just like almonds, you going to love this flourless almond cake. Although this almond cake does not contain flour (gluten-free cake),This almond cake it still really moist, light, rich in flavor and pretty easy to make. In addition to all, this cake is also dairy free! If you simple cakes this cake is definitely for you!

DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
60 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
    • 4 Eggs, separated
    • 1½ cups (150g) Almond flour (ground almond) 
    • 3 tablespoons Vegetable/Canola oil
    • 1/2 cup (100g) Sugar + 2 Tbsp (25g)
    • 1 tablespoon Lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup Sliced almonds
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 340F (170C). line a bottom of 8-inch (20cm) round pan with parchment paper and grease the bottom and sides.

2. In a large bowl beat egg yolks with sugar on high speed, until thick, smooth and pale. Add oil, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Beat until incorporated.

3. Add almond flour and fold until incorporated.

4. In a separate bowl beat egg whites with pinch of salt. Beat until foamy, then gradually add 2 tablespoons of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

5. Gradually fold the egg whites into egg yolk mixture, 1-2 tablespoons at the time. Fold just until combined after each addition, do not over fold.

6. Pour the batter to the prepared pan, sprinkle sliced almonds on top.

7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, release from the pan and let cool completely.

COMMENTS (4)

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    Jennifer Bolland 4/28/2019
    Reply

    I think I shall add good almond essence to enhance the flavour of the nuts. What do you think?

  • The Cooking Foodie 4/30/2019
    Reply

    Hi Jennifer, Yes, this possible. But the flavor good as is.

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    Aida Arnaldy 5/10/2019
    Reply

    Could I use coconut Flour or tapioca flower instead?

  • The Cooking Foodie 5/12/2019
    Reply

    Hi Aida, I've never tried it. I don't think it would work.

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