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Easy Almond Cake

Almond cake with ground almonds and a crunchy topping

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Baking, Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Zaatar and Zaytoun


  • 2 eggs +1 yolk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup yoghurt
  • 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

To decorate

  • Apricot jam jelly
  • Handful toasted almond flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan (350F)
  2. Beat together the eggs, yoghurt and sugar
  3. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour and baking powder, add the ground almonds and salt. Mix together
  4. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Add the lemon zest and orange blossom water.
  5. Gently fold, then slowly add the vegetable oil and keep on gently folding until well combined. Be patient with this step it may take a few minutes
  6. Grease an 8 inch pan and pour the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Leave the cake to cool then add a layer of apricot jam, and top with almond flakes.