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Almond cake on a large plate with three slices cut from the cake.
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5 from 36 votes

Almond Cake

This almond cake is light, fluffy and perfectly moist. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup, super easy to make and absolutely delicious served with coffee or tea.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Cake, almond cake recipe
Servings: 8



  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 8” springform pan or 8" round cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Once oven is preheated add sliced almonds to a small baking tray and place in the oven to toast for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Watch closely to make sure they don’t burn! Once toasted, remove from oven and set aside to cool.
    Toasted slivered almonds on a baking tray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking powder and salt).
    A glass bowl containing the dry ingredients used for an almond cake.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together the wet ingredients (eggs, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract and almond extract) until smooth and combined.
    A woman's hand uses a whisk to whisk the wet ingredients for the almond cake in a large bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together until fully combined and smooth.
    A woman's hand uses a silicone spatula to fold the wet and dry ingredients used for an almond cake in a large bowl.
  • Transfer batter to your prepared springform pan. Evenly sprinkle toasted almond slices on top of the cake.
    Almond cake batter in a cake pan before being baked.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is slightly golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    Almond cake in a cake pan after being baked.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan. One cool, sprinkle powdered sugar on top with additional raw almond slices if desired and serve!


Serving: 1slice w/o powdered sugar | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g