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5 Easy Almond Cake Recipes to Try at Home

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5 Easy Almond Cake Recipes to Try at Home

Almonds have been a secret ingredient in baking for centuries, beloved for their ability to transform simple ingredients into something extraordinary.

Their versatility and flavours have stood the test of time, finding their way into countless recipes and becoming a staple in kitchens all over the world.

In this article, explore a selection of simple almond cake recipes that showcase this humble ingredient – all featuring Tate & Lyle Sugars of course!

The baking magic of almonds

Whether it’s traditional marzipan or the crunch of whole almonds, these nuts are a popular ingredient for bakers. They infuse cakes with a unique and nutty taste and a wonderfully moist texture and are especially popular for those on a gluten-free, vegan or dairy-free diet.

But they aren’t just great in cakes! Their high-fat content and rich flavours pair well with fruits, making them a good addition to a range of recipes – no matter if they’re sweet or savoury.

Almonds in all their glory: The different types used in baking

Let’s explore the different forms of almonds used in baking, each one offering a different texture to your culinary creations:

Whole almonds

Unprocessed almonds that can be eaten raw or roasted, adding a delightful crunch to a variety of dishes.

Blanched almonds

Whole almonds that have had their skins removed, resulting in a milder flavour and creamy texture.  

Flaked almonds

Sliced almonds that bring a decorative crunch to baked goods.  

Ground almonds

Also known as almond meal, these make a great gluten-free alternative to flour, adding texture and richness to recipes.  

Almond flour

Similar to ground almonds but more finely milled, also great for gluten-free and low-carb baking.


A sweet paste with a smooth, dough-like texture that is used for making sweets or decorating cakes.  

Almond extract

A concentrated liquid providing strong almond flavours to your creations. 

Almond milk

A milk substitute made from almonds and water.  

5 must-try almond cake recipes 

Simple raspberry and almond cake recipe

This recipe is a delightful blend of sweet raspberries and rich almonds. Ideal as an afternoon treat, it combines the tartness of raspberries with the comforting flavours of vanilla extract and ground almonds.

Earl Grey’s blueberry and almond polenta cake recipe

This unique cake brings a novel twist with its Earl Grey infusion, complemented by the sweetness of blueberries and the flavour of almond extract. This bake is adorned with toasted flaked almonds, adding a delightful crunch to every slice.

Lemon and almond quinoa cake recipe

The citrus zing of lemon zest paired with the nutty flavours of almonds makes this gluten-free and dairy-free cake a delightful surprise for your taste buds.

Cherry and almond traybake 

Savour the irresistible combination of juicy cherries and crunchy almonds. This take on a cherry and almond cake is a wonderful way to enjoy this classic flavour pairing and is perfect for sharing.

Crunchy almond shortbread

Delight in the classic, buttery goodness of crunchy almond shortbread. With a perfect balance of sweetness and a delightful almond crunch, these shortbreads are ideal for any occasion.

Ready to start baking?

Step into the world of almond bakes with the best ingredients by your side. Explore our range of Tate & Lyle Sugars to elevate your almond cake recipes, adding the perfect combination of sweetness and flavour.

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