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Delicious and Moist Gluten-Free Almond Cake Recipe

Discover how to make a mouthwatering Gluten-Free Almond Cake with our easy-to-make recipe. This light and fluffy cake is perfect for those on a gluten-free diet.

June 17, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Total 50 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, garnish with sliced almonds and a dusting of powdered sugar before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Gluten-Free Almond Cake
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16 g20.5%
Protein 8 g16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before you start. This helps them combine more easily and results in a smoother batter.
  • Don't overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a denser cake. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Let the cake cool completely before slicing. This helps the cake hold its shape and makes it easier to slice.
  • You can store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate it.
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Indulge in the rich, nutty flavor of our Gluten-Free Almond Cake. Perfect for those on a gluten-free diet, this cake is moist, fluffy, and full of almond goodness. Whether you're hosting a party or simply craving something sweet, this cake is sure to impress.

What Is Gluten-Free Almond Cake?

The Gluten-Free Almond Cake is a delightful dessert that originates from the Mediterranean region, particularly in Spain and Italy where almond trees are abundant. Almonds have been a staple in these areas for centuries, used in a variety of dishes, from savory sauces to sweet desserts. The use of almond flour to create a delicious and moist cake is a testament to the versatility of this ingredient.

The beauty of this cake lies in its simplicity. The combination of almond flour and regular gluten-free flour results in a light, moist crumb that's rich in flavor from the almonds. The addition of lemon zest gives the cake a refreshing twist, making it a perfect dessert for spring and summer gatherings. It's a cake that's enjoyed by many, not just those following a gluten-free diet.

This cake is a wonderful example of how dietary restrictions can lead to the creation of truly delicious and innovative dishes. It's a reminder that food can be both nourishing and enjoyable, regardless of dietary needs or preferences. Whether you're gluten-intolerant, following a gluten-free diet by choice, or simply love trying new recipes, this Gluten-Free Almond Cake is a must-try. It's a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create something truly delightful.

What Does Almond Flour Do In Gluten-Free Baking?

Almond flour is a popular alternative to traditional wheat flour. It's low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste. Almond flour also gives a tender texture to baked goods, making it perfect for gluten-free baking.

For more, check out our ‘Types of Flours’ article.

Can You Use Almond Flour Instead Of Gluten-Free Flour?

Yes, almond flour can be used as a substitute for gluten-free flour in most baking recipes. However, it's important to note that almond flour does not behave the same way as wheat flour since it lacks gluten, so the texture and taste of your baked goods might be slightly different.

Will Gluten-Free Flour Work In A Cake?

Absolutely! Gluten-free flour can be used in a variety of cake recipes. It's a great option for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. There are many types of gluten-free flours available, including almond flour, coconut flour, and rice flour, among others.

Why Did My Gluten-Free Cake Turn Out Gummy?

Gluten-free cakes can sometimes turn out gummy if there's too much moisture in the batter. This can happen if you're using certain types of gluten-free flour that absorb more moisture than others. To prevent this, make sure to measure your ingredients accurately and consider adjusting the amount of liquid in your recipe if necessary.

What To Serve with Gluten-Free Almond Cake?

Enjoy this delightful Gluten-Free Almond Cake as a dessert or a sweet treat with your afternoon tea. Its light texture and rich flavor make it a hit with both kids and adults.

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