I love desserts with dried fruits and this flourless almond cake is no exception! It’s an easy dessert without any flour and without butter, with a quick and easy recipe and using very few easily available ingredients. This simple cake dough is prepared in just 10 minutes, mixing the ingredients in two bowls with the help of an electric whisk. Only 4 ingredients and it’s gluten-free + dairy-free.
The hero here are the almonds: we will use them as flour for the dough and in slices for the surface of the cake. Their presence in the dough will help make it moist and with a very pleasant texture. The slices, toasting during cooking, will create a golden and crunchy surface.
You can customize the recipe according to our tastes. In this case I chose grated lemon zest to flavor, but orange zest, almond flavoring or a drop of liqueur are also perfect.
Being completely flour-free, this dessert is also suitable for those who are gluten intolerant or coeliacs. Be sure to choose certified gluten-free ingredients. And if you like this type of dough, check out also my Italian almond paste cookies or these grain free almond chocolate chip cookies.
You can serve it warm, shortly after taking it out of the oven, or cold, when the dough has settled and compacted.
This cake is perfect both for breakfast, along with a good latte or cappuccino, and as a snack, accompanied by a nice fruit juice.
You can store the cake at room temperature for 3-4 days, closed in a food container.
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