Easy Almond Cake

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Easy Almond Cake – this is a dessert which is sure to impress!

This cake completely destroys the notion that a packet cake mix is the fastest and easiest way to go. This is one of the easiest cake recipes ever and it produces amazing results.

I love a recipe that’s easy to prepare, tastes good and can be used in a number of ways. This fabulous cake more than adequately meets those criteria, and it can also be made gluten-free. It is deceptively simple; so quick to make that you can have it prepared by the time the oven pre-heats. Using just a few ingredients produces results which are pleasantly surprising.

The cake is rich and buttery, slightly crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside.

It has a definite almond flavour but if this is not to your ideal you may want to reduce the almond extract, perhaps to 1 teaspoon. With just 5 ingredients, you’ll be delighted by the result. It requires no leavening agent so the cake does not rise a great deal but it still turns out deliciously moist.

It’s extremely versatile, the uncomplicated flavours making it perfect to serve along with a cup of coffee. The other side of its personality is that it can take on a sophisticated demeanour when served as a dessert with berries and whipped cream.

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Please try it and let us know if you do.

xx Alex and Faye

5 from 32 votes

Easy Almond Cake

The name says it all – who doesn’t love easy? 

Course Dessert
Cuisine European, Universal
Keyword almond, cake, gluten free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 295 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 1/2 cup butter (115gm) – melted
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup plain flour I used Orgran Gluten Free (normal flour is fine)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds
  • dusting of icing sugar to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).

  2. Lightly grease and line the base of an 8” spring-form cake pan.

  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan or microwave in a glass bowl. Allow to cool.

  4. Using a stand mixer, a hand held electric mixer or a whisk, beat the eggs and butter together in a bowl. You can use the same bowl if you microwaved the butter.

  5. Add flour, sugar and almond extract and mix well.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle sliced almonds over the top. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the centre comes out clean.

  7. Allow the cake to cool completely, transfer to a serving dish and dust with icing sugar if desired.

Recipe Notes

To properly amalgamate the eggs with the butter, it is important the eggs be at room temperature. If you’ve forgotten to get them out of the fridge just put them in a bowl of warm water for a couple of minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Almond Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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130 Comments on “Easy Almond Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    Never have I made such a simple and scrummy cake as this one! It’s the first time I’ve melted the butter to combine with the rest of the mix but it seemed to really help with the consistency. Beautiful recipe, thank you Alex and Faye!

  2. 5 stars
    Haha this actually was as simple and quick as the recipe said! The almond flavour was a bit too intense for the kids but that just meant more for me.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Alex,

    This cake is so yummy and delicious. My children and I throughly enjoyed making it and especially eating it ??
    It’s so nice when it’s straight out of the oven, so light and fluffy ?
    This recipe is so simple to make.

    Thank you ??

  4. 5 stars
    Looks delicious ! I love almonds do much, everything sounds good when we talk about them! will try to make

  5. 5 stars
    Almond cake are you kidding me! I am baking this tonight! Thank you so so much for the awesome recipe, you read my mind!

  6. 5 stars
    The only thing I love more than a tasty dessert is an easy to make dessert. I can’t wait to try this!

  7. This does seem really easy to make. I need all the help I can get in the baking departemnt! Lol!

  8. 5 stars
    Almonds are my absolute favorite!!! I should definitely try this out. My husband and I are wanting to start trying new recipes

  9. I’ll have to give this recipe a go as it looks very good, especially with the strawberries on the side

  10. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  11. I will definitely try this! I like the almond extract but I’m allergic to actual almonds, can these be excluded or eventually replaced in the recipe?

    1. Hello 🙂 I haven’t tried making it, but if you have a look at an egg substitute perhaps, this would be a good place to start. Supermarkets and health food stores have them 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    This cake looks amazing! the recipe looks really easy to make, which is nice and hopefully it tastes as good as it looks! I am definitely going to try this recipe during the holidays.

  13. Wow! This looks delicious. We definitely need some easy recipes to bring to parties once the holiday hustle and bustle starts. Can’t wait to try this!

  14. I love a recipe with a short ingredient’s list. The biggest turnoff about cooking to me is having to spend so much money on a bunch of ingredients you’ll probably never use again.

  15. 5 stars
    Oh yummie …. my cooking notebook is nicely extended today … I see all wonderful things coming by. This recipe also looks great to me. And of course I also have to try it … I wrote it down, so soon I’ll be baking with the kids this delicious pie. thank you for sharing.

  16. 5 stars
    Wow. This looks so yummy. This is the first time I am reading about Almond Cake and I guess I need to try making it myself.

  17. 5 stars
    This does look like a simple recipe! I have yet to try an almond cake, but the simplicity of this recipe makes me want to try it.

  18. Love the look of this recipe! Seems we have all the ingredients already- winning! I’m looking forward to giving it a try this afternoon.

  19. This almond cake recipe looks so delectable. I think my entire family would love this if I served it for Christmas.

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  22. I love cake! I’d love to try baking a cake myself. My daughter is the one who bakes but I’ll take your word for it that it’s an easy recipe! Looks delicious!

  23. Yummy sounding almond cake! I admit, I almost always bake cakes from a box, but this one is tempting!! We don’t eat a lot of cake, but I will give it a go next time we’re looking to have some sweet treat. 🙂

  24. This looks like a simple gluten free recipe to follow and perfect for cold weather. Thank you for sharing, I’m always looking for new and yummy recipes to try out!

  25. 5 stars
    How delicious is this cake! This cake would actually be so perfect for Easter brunch. So yummy and so simple!

  26. 5 stars
    I definitely need to try this Almond Cake recipe of yours. It so delicious and look so easy to prepare, thanks for sharing!

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  28. 5 stars
    This cake looks delicious and simple to make. I’ve never had an almond cake before so I’ll have to give this recipe a try someday.

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