Make Ahead

Simple, One-Bowl Almond Cake

October 20, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by stephanieRD
Author Notes

I got this recipe from one of the ladies I work with. She told me the recipe off the top of her head and told me it's just too easy. Turns out it is!

The crumb is amazingly moist. It's not overly sweet, but just enough to be addicting. You could eat it as a snack too, as I am doing now.

I could see some orange zest going really well in this cake. I plan on making it again and again, given that it just takes one bowl and just minutes to bring together.

And bonus! This recipe works at high altitude. —stephanieRD

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Makes 1 cake
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs, whole
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar + 2 Tb
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top
  • raw sliced almonds, for decorating
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" spring form pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the eggs, egg whites, sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract, and salt together for 45 to 50 seconds.
  3. Fold in the almond flour until mixed well. Then pour the batter into the spring form pan. Sprinkle on extra sugar and almonds if decorating.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool once removed from the oven and enjoy!

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3 Reviews

rkucharski May 21, 2020
This recipe is great—it’s easy, fast and delicious. I used Demerara sugar at the end and it was perfect!
 
Janex May 14, 2020
This recipe is identical to the recipe for Spanish Almond Cake on the Milk Street website. Difference is Milk st recipe calls for 3 TBSPS of turbinado sugar and specifies the amount of sliced almonds. I make it often. It is quite good.
 
Janex May 14, 2020
This recipe is identical to the recipe for Spanish Almond Cake on the Milk Street website. I make it often. It is quite good.