Spiced Almond Cake

I love using ground almonds when baking. The inspiration for this almond cake came from a dessert I had in a Mediterranean restaurant last time I was in London. Greek yoghurt and a few spices are added to the almonds for an interesting Middle Eastern feel. This cake is also gluten free.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 8 people


  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 70 g unsalted butter cold, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
  • handful of raw unsalted whole almonds


  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  • In a large bowl, mix ground almonds, brown sugar and salt. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • In a prepared cake tin (lined with baking paper or greaseproof), put half of the almond mixture and press down to create a base.
  • Add spices, egg and yoghurt in the remaining mixture and combine well.
  • Pour over the almond base in the tin. Smooth the top and decorate with whole almonds.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Keyword gluten free, vegetarian
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