Flourless Italian Almond Cake

Dense, rich almond cake.

Flourless Italian Almond Cake

Angie Halten
Dense, rich almond cake.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8


  • 2 1/2 cups whole blanched almonds or 13 oz almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 7 eggs separated
  • Pinch salt
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • If using whole almonds, grind into a fine powder in a food processor. Add sugar and process to blend.
  • In a bowl, beat 3 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks, reserving whites, until smooth. Slowly add the almond mixture, and beat until fluffy. Add salt, lemon rind and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff then fold into the almond mixture.
  • Pour batter into a greased/lined 9" springform pan, and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until done.
  • Cool. Remove sides of pan and dust with icing sugar.


Add 1 tsp of cinnamon for more flavor
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