Almond Cake Recipe

Honey Almond Cake A cake without flour and sugar.  Can it be?

Oh yeah!  This honey almond cake recipe is so delicious, and if you don’t tell anyone, they will never, ever guess that it is made without flour and sugar.

And the wonderful part of this cake is that it is full of omega-3 fatty acids (heart-healthy) as it is full of almonds.  I’m not going to lie…it’s not super low-calorie.  But it does have the health benefits of almonds.

An added benefit: it’s gluten-free!  We don’t have any gluten intolerance in our household, but a lot of people do.  This is a wonderful, tasty dessert for those looking for gluten-free.

What you’ll need:

9 in springform pan

food processor or blender (I use my Vitamix)

1 1/2 cups whole almonds

4 large eggs (room temperature)

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup of sliced almonds (optional – I did not use these on top)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cut a circle of wax paper the size of the springform pan and lay in the bottom of a greased pan.  I sprayed with Pam cooking spray.

honey almond cake pan 3. Toast the almonds on a baking sheet and stir 1-2 times.  It should take about 10 minutes to toast, but keep an eye on them so they don’t get too toasted.

honey almond cake almonds 4. Next, put toasted almonds in blender or food processor and process until finely ground. (I used my Vitamix for this and it worked wonderfully!)

almonds in vitamix

ground almonds in vitamix

Beautifully ground almonds in the vitamix!

5.  Beat 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey, vanilla, baking soda until well combined.

honey in measuring cup eggs and honey 6.  Add ground almonds and beat on low.

7.  In another bowl, beat 4 egg whites until white and very foamy.  (It shouldn’t be beaten too long — if it can hold peaks you’ve beat it too long)

bowls of mixture

After you beat the egg whites, you should have two bowls like this.

8.  Now, gently gently fold the egg whites into the nut mixture.  (I’m not a gently folding kind of girl, so this was hard for me!)

folding eggs 9.  Put mixture into springform pan and bake for about 25-28 minutes.  Check to see if it’s done by inserting a toothpick or skewer and if it comes it clean, it’s ready to take out of the oven!

honey almond cake cooked 10.  After it has cooled for about ten minutes, cut into slices and top with some honey or sliced toasted almonds.

honey almond cake slice Enjoy your flourless, full of omega-3 fatty acids, gluten-free cake!  Such a wonderful little treat shared over some coffee.

Here’s the other exciting part: my kids loved it too!  I was very skeptical, but the Little Buddy (very picky eater) loved it and my Little Stinker INHALED IT (as always).

almond cake

Everything tastes better on a Spider Man plate!

This almond cake recipe from Eating Well is well worth the effort it takes!  Such a better alternative to high-sugar, high-flour recipes.

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2 Responses to Almond Cake Recipe

  1. Madison August 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Just visiting from the Life Made Lovely link up party. You have such a pretty blog here! And wow! I wasn’t aware you could grind almonds into a powder like that! Makes me wonder about all the possibilities… The cake looks absolutely delicious. So much so that it’s making my tummy growl! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • Christen August 31, 2011 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks Madison!! The Vitamix does WONDERS, which is how I also made my own peanut butter! Thanks for stopping by!

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