Best Flourless Almond Cake

Slice of almond cake in a blue plate with a strawberry in the bake.

Delicious and ready in no time, this flourless almond cake has the moist and chewy inside and a crispy outside. Topped with golden sliced almonds, this is a perfect quick recipe that is also absolutely yummy!

How something so simple to prepare can be so elegant and irresistibly tasty?

This easy recipe for the almond cake is also called ”Amandier” in French which means almond tree. If you are a lover of anything almond, this is absolutely a dessert for you.

CALLING THE ALMOND LOVERS! If you click around on my blog, you’ll notice I’m an all time ‘almond anything’ lover!

Listen. This is serious.

If you love marzipan, French macarons, almond cream, you’ll be obsessed with this almond cake. It is too good for words and you will have to trust me and bake it. Also it is quite simple…

Look at my pear tart with French almond cream, my red currant and almond mini pies or cutest strawberry pies.

How To Make An Almond Cake From Scratch?

Not only this recipe is simple, it also requires 5 ingredients which you probably have at home or should add to your grocery list asap!

There are only few steps and if you wish and if you have kids, this is a kid friendly recipe. Easy as 1, 2, 3, literally. Check my steps, I don’t lie :).

Pre-heat the oven at 450F or 220C. Grease your pan, I used an 8-inch one.

– #1: Whisk the eggs and the sugar until the colour lightens and the mix is fluffy.
– #2: Add the almond meal and the vanilla extract.
– #3: Melt the butter and pour it into your mixture! Combine.

Butter your oven dish if necessary and bake for 20 minutes! DONE!

Are Almond Flour And Almond Meal The Same?

Yes! It is for both finely ground almonds. You can say either, I even say ground almonds sometimes. There are all valid. It can be blanched which means the skin of the almonds has been removed before or turned into flour with the skin on (unblanched).

TIP: If you bake a lot and particularly with almond meal, I suggest to buy it in bulk or at Costco. This will be the best bang for your buck! I really love this one because it is super fine and if you want to make French macarons, this is the perfect one!

What Are Some Tasty Ways To Use Almond Flour?

As an almond lover, I have you covered when it comes to recipes including it.

Pear Tarts with Almond Cream

Fudgy Almond Flour Brownies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake

Red Currants and Almond Mini Pies

Banana Pie with Almond Cream

Mini Strawberry Pies with Almond Cream

Berry Crumble (using almond flour)

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

I highly recommend making my recipes using a scale but for your convenience, I have also converted the recipe using this website.

Slice of almond cake in a blue plate with a strawberry in the bake.
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Best Flourless Almond Cake

This delicious flourless almond cake has the moist and chewy inside and a crispy outside. Topped with sliced almonds, it's a perfect quick recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: almond, almond meal, amandier, cake, flourless, french, gluten free
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Mélanie


  • 8-inch pan, greased.


  • 4 eggs medium
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 handfull sliced almond


  • Pre heat the oven at 450F.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until fluffy and it whitens.
  • Add the almond meal and mix some more.
  • Melt the butter. Add it to the mixture with the pinch of salt.
  • Butter your baking dish if necessary and pour in the mixture. Sprinkle the almond slices.
  • Bake for 20 min.
  • Allow to cool before serving. Enjoy!


OVEN: From one oven to another, the heat can vary, consider putting your oven at 425F if it is a beast :) Keep an eye on your cake.

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    September 12, 2020 at 7:14 am

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    Unfortunately 450F for 20 minutes was far too hot and too long to bake this cake. I ended up taking it out at 13 minutes after seeing it was burning, and what little I could taste around the very burnt edges was overly sweet. The recipe did not indicate what type of baking dish to use so maybe it was because I used a metal dish rather than glass or ceramic?

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      September 12, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Hi Alexis, I’m sorry to hear that your cake was overcooked. I tested this recipe a few times and this temperature worked. Maybe my oven is not as strong as yours? I put less than a cup of sugar so it is not too sweet.
      Lastly, you are right, I just added the size of the pan I used! Thank you for pointing it out :)
      Alexis, I hope you give another try to this recipe as it is an absolute favorite!

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