Flourless almond cake, often referred to as almond torte or almond flour cake, is a delightful gluten-free dessert that’s rich and nutty in flavor. Here’s a simple recipe for you to enjoy:


  • 2 cups almond flour (finely ground almonds)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


For the Topping (Optional):

  • Sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Fresh berries or a berry compote (for serving)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well to ensure the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, beat the eggs until they are well mixed. Add the melted butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using). Mix until the wet ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture is well combined and forms a smooth batter.
  5. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. If desired, sprinkle sliced almonds on top for a decorative touch.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven: Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen it. Invert the cake onto a serving plate, remove the parchment paper, and let it cool completely.
  8. Dust with Powdered Sugar: Before serving, you can dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar for an elegant finish.
  9. Serve: Slice and serve your flourless almond cake plain or with fresh berries or a berry compote for an extra burst of flavor.

This almond cake is not only gluten-free but also incredibly moist and delicious. It’s perfect for dessert, tea time, or any special occasion. Enjoy!

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