Simple Almond Cake | Real Housemoms
4.1 from 10 votes

Almond Cake

This Simple Almond Cake is SO simple to make but has the flavor of a complex French pastry. This cake is perfect for a special occasion but simple enough for every day!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 369kcal
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1 cup almonds raw
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp, cut into pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • confectioners sugar for dusting
  • Bonne Maman Mixed Berries preserves
  • fresh berries optional


  • place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • grease a cake pan with cooking spray and place a parchment paper circle on the bottom
  • place the almonds, sugar, salt, almond extract and vanilla extract into a food processor and process until almonds are finely ground
  • scrape down the sides and add in the butter and 3 eggs and process until well combined
  • scrape down the sides again and add in the flour and baking powder
  • process until just combined
  • pour into the cake pan and spread out evenly
  • bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • allow to cool in the pan on a cooling rack
  • run a very thin knife around the edges of the cake
  • place the cake plate on top of the cake pan and then flip them both over
  • remove the cake pan
  • once completely cooled, dust with confectioners sugar on top
  • place fresh berries in the center in a pile
  • when plating the sliced cake, add a dollop of Bonne Maman Mixed Berries preserves to the plate and place the tip of the cake on top
  • enjoy!


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.1mg