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Inspired by artist Claude Monet’s favorite confection, this cake is subtle in taste, redolent of almond, and a dash of liqueur adds a complementary note. No need to say more—except that if you’ve eaten healthy and saved all week by cooking with us Five Dollar Foodies, here’s a treat.

Makes 10 Servings - $1.19 per serving Show Detailed Pricing

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (plus extra for the pan)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons kirsch, or another liqueur such as Triple Sec
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour (almond meal)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • Optional garnishes 
  • * 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • * 1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • * 8 ounces whipped cream or crème fraîche
*Optional ingredients are not counted towards pricing

Prep Time: About 30 minutes
Cook Time: About 40 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a pie plate or shallow 8-inch cake pan.
  2. Cream together in a medium-size mixing bowl the sugar and butter, beating until smoothly textured and fluffed.
  3. Crack eggs into a separate bowl (taking care that no shell falls into the eggs) and beat them slowly into the butter-sugar mixture along with the liqueur.  Add the almond flour gradually and mix thoroughly. Next add the all-purpose flour, mixing until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the bottom third of the oven for 30-40 minutes or until light golden in color.
  5. Allow cake to cool before garnishing with the sifted confectioner’s sugar and sliced almonds. With a sharp knife, cut the cake into 10 wedges and add a dab of crème fraiche or whipped cream alongside each serving.
  • Kirsch is flavored with cherry; other possibilities are Triple Sec, which is orange-flavored, or brandy.

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Linda M. on 8/15/2019
I baked the Almond Cake today as dessert for a meal I cooked for my son and daughter-in-law. It was really easy and they both enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly. I would recommend this recipe to others. I did find I was wishing for a stronger almond flavor, and maybe next time I will try a splash ofAmaretto liqueur to enhance the almond flavor instead of using Triple Sec. My d-i-l said why not use both, but I would not want to compromise the integrity of the cake which was awesome.
Rating: 4
TheFiveDollarFoodie: Thank you for sharing, Linda! We are glad you liked the cake.
Michael G. on 2/5/2018
This was a terrific Almond Cake! Very easy to make and very easy to eat. I left out the Kirsch...only because I didn’t have any - this time. Very quick to do using a stand mixer, this made the process simple. Baking time for my oven was 40 minutes and a lovely smell in the kitchen, which ends with a wonderful dessert...adding the slivered almonds and powdered sugar after the cake had cooled completed this perfectly! A go-to cake for any occasion...or just a sit down with a pot of tea in late afternoon.
Rating: 5
TheFiveDollarFoodie: Thank you for your comments and glad you liked it! Having it in the late afternoon with a pot of tea sounds like the perfect way to enjoy it. We'll be sure to do that the next time we need to cap off - or maybe even to cut short - a long day at the office:)