Simple Almond Flour Cake

Almond flour cake is moist, fragrant with vanilla. You can justify eating it for breakfast with a cup of coffee or serve it with seasonal fruit or frosting. This gluten free cake is so much easier to make than you think. You can whip it up in no time. You are going to love it! This amazing vanilla cake is gluten free and dairy free, fluffy and tender.


———————————- RECIPE ————————————


  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (100g) or any liquid sweetener
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (80g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour (192g)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (60g)
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  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground salt

for the topping (optional)

  • Almond flakes
  • Powdered sugar
  • Frosting


  • In a bowl add the eggs and syrup, salt, vanilla and beat until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add melted butter (lightly cooled) and continue mixing until combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix together almond flour and cornstarch, baking powder. Whisk well to combine.
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  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and then mix until no lumps remain. Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Once the oven is heated, prepare a cake pan (7inch – 8inch): grease with oil or line with parchment paper and then pour the batter to the pan.
  • Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before removing it from the pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or top the cake with the frosting.


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