Almond cake

Almond cake

Sometimes the simplest bakes are the best – enjoy this one with a cuppa, or pair with fresh berries and a drizzle of cream
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. 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.
  2. 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.