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How to make the perfect almond cake: cook's tips

  • Run out of ground almonds? Grind the same amount of blanched whole or flaked almonds instead.

How to store almond cake: keeps in an airtight container for up to three days.

How to serve almond cake: enjoy with a cuppa or fresh berries and cream for a delicious dessert.

Almond cake recipe


  • 200g salted butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 20g flaked almonds


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 20cm springform cake tin and line with baking paper. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in the almond extract.

  • STEP 2

    Briefly fold in the flour, baking powder, ground almonds and milk until you have a thick batter that falls off the spoon. Scrape into the prepared tin and level the surface using a spatula. Scatter over the flaked almonds. Bake for 45-50 mins or until risen and golden, and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

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