Easy Almond Cake Recipe

Easy Almond Cake Recipe – How to make the best simple 4 ingredient gluten free flourless baking dessert with almond meal or almond flour – with the video tutorial.

Easy Almond Cake Recipe - How to make the best simple 4 ingredient gluten free flourless baking dessert

Easy Almond Cake Recipe

This Easy Almond Cake Recipe is a moist cake that’s super simple to prepare and a delight to enjoy.

The sweet almond cake makes a lovely light afternoon treat, enjoyed with a cup or tea, coffee or hot chocolate or an indulgent dessert.

Almond meal or flour is used in place of all purpose flour, wheat flour or another cake flour and it results in a tender crumb and delicate cake that has subtle almond flavor.

The cake is completely gluten free, making it perfect to make whether you’re following a gluten free diet yourself, you want a break from gluten heavy desserts or whether you’re serving the tender cake to guests who are gluten free.

The 4 Ingredients You’ll Need

The 4 ingredients for the cake

Here are the 4 ingredients you’ll need for the light cake:

Eggs – you’ll need 4 eggs for this recipe that you separate and whip separately.

Vanilla – you can use vanilla extract or essence to flavor the cake, or you can even use almond extract to enhance the almond flavor or mix through lemon juice, lemon zest, lime zest or orange zest for a citrus infused cake.

Sugar – it’s up to you whether you’d like to include sugar, stevia or your sweetener or sugar of choice in the cake. Use a half a cup to a cup of sugar, depending on how sweet you like your sweet treats to be.

Adding ground almonds, almond meal or almond flour

Almonds – you can use ground almonds, almond meal or almond flour, depending on what you have available in your local grocery stores and the texture of cake you want.

If you’d like to make the almonds finer, just pop them into a food processor and blend to your desired consistency.

Slice of Easy Almond Cake Recipe

How To Make The Simple Flourless Cake

The simple cake only has a couple of dry ingredients and a couple of wet ingredients to create a light, fluffy cake.

I find that the eggs work best when kept at room temperature, so take them out of the fridge a few hours before needed for baking.

Separated eggs

Separate the large eggs into two bowls, first whisking the egg whites with an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, until thickened and meringue like.

Then, in the second large mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks, vanilla and sugar until creamy and the sugar has fully dissolved.

Adding whipped egg whites to whisked yolks

Add the thickened egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, folding through gently until just starting to come together.

Sprinkle over the almond meal or flour and stir until you have a light cake batter.

Easy Almond Cake Recipe batter in the cake tin

Move the cake batter to a round baking tin that’s lined with baking paper or a prepared circle of parchment paper, then smooth to an even layer.

Place the cake into the oven, which is preheated to 180C/350F and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow the cake to cool before removing from the tin, placing on a wire rack or cooling rack to cool completely.

Cake topped with icing sugar

The cake can be served topped with sliced almonds, whole almonds, whipped cream, heavy cream, fresh fruit such as fresh berries or simply lightly dusted with icing sugar or confectioners’ sugar.

You can double the batter and then cook it in two cake pans to make a layer cake that you sandwich together with buttercream frosting or an indulgent cream cheese frosting recipe. (Like this one.)

How to make easy almond cake

Easy Almond Cake Recipe

  • 4 Eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup Sugar or Stevia
  • 2 Cups Almond Meal or Flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a springform pan with well greased baking paper.
  2. Pour the egg whites into a large bowl and whisk with an electric beater until thickened and stiff peaks form.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, vanilla and sugar or stevia until fully combined.
  4. Fold the thickened egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until just starting to come together.
  5. Next step, add the almond meal or flour and fold gently until you have a smooth, creamy cake batter.
  6. Move the cake batter to the prepared pan and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool completely, then serve and enjoy.
Easy Almond Cake Recipe - How to make the best simple 4 ingredient gluten free flourless baking dessert with almond meal or almond flour - with the video tutorial.

Almond Flour Cake Video Tutorial

Here’s the video where you can watch the fluffy cake being prepared, step by step. Hit play below or click to watch on YouTube.

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More Easy Gluten Free Baking Recipes

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake

Lemon Custard Cake

Easy Almond Cake Recipe -The 4 ingredients for the cake

Easy Almond Cake Recipe – How to make the best simple 4 ingredient gluten free flourless baking dessert with almond meal or almond flour – with the video tutorial.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup Sugar or Stevia
  • 2 Cups Almond Meal or Flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a springform pan with well greased baking paper.
  2. Pour the egg whites into a large bowl and whisk with an electric beater until thickened and stiff peaks form.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, vanilla and sugar or stevia until fully combined.
  4. Fold the thickened egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until just starting to come together.
  5. Next step, add the almond meal or flour and fold gently until you have a smooth, creamy cake batter.
  6. Move the cake batter to the prepared pan and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool completely, then serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123

Disclaimer – this post is meant for informational post only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your health professional before making any dietary changes.

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