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Flourless Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Try this almond-infused dessert served with raspberry sauce and your favorite fruit!

Ingredients

⅔ cup sugar

½ cup almond flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, separated

1 stick butter, softened

8 ounces almond paste, cut into small pieces

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Sauce (recipe below)

Fresh berries, sliced plums, or cherries

 

RASBERRY SAUCE:

1 (12-ounce) package frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed

¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper, and coat paper and sides of pan with butter. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, almond flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir to mix well and set aside. Place egg whites in a large bowl and beat at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Place butter in the same large mixing bowl and beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the almond paste, a few pieces at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is smooth. Reduce speed to medium and gradually beat in the sugar mixture. Add the egg yolks and beat until a smooth batter forms. Beat in vanilla extract. Gently fold in the egg whites in three additions, stirring until no white streaks remain.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top of cake is lightly browned. Cool cake in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake, remove cake from pan, discarding parchment paper, and cool completely on a wire rack. Serve cake with Raspberry Sauce and fresh berries, sliced plums, or cherries. The cake can be covered in an airtight container and stored at room temperature up to 2 days.

 

RASBERRY SAUCE:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; puree. Press mixture fine wire mesh sieve, discarding solids. Cover and chill. Makes 1 cup.
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Nutritional Information

Based on 8 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 520
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 16g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Protein 6g
Calcium 100mg
Magnesium 49mg