French Almond Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

A perfect almond cake – just almonds, eggs and sugar. Tout simple. Very good served warm accompanied by fresh raspberries and crème fraîche.


  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 200 g / 7 oz caster sugar


Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light and foamy. Gradually mix in the ground almonds. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into the almond mixture, taking care not lose too much air. Turn the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth level.

Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is springy in the centre. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Then ca