Gluten-free Almond Cake

Here is the incredibly delicate and gluten-free almond cake. This is the “Amandier” recipe by renowned French Pastry chef Christophe Michalak with minor modifications. The main ingredients are almond flour and mascarpone.

If you enjoy this recipe, check out my other gluten-free desserts, such as the delicious banana muffins!

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Gluten-free almond cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 6 eggs
  • 180 g sugar
  • 40 g honey
  • 300 g almond flour
  • 140 g softened salted or unsalted butter
  • 100 g mascarpone cheese
  • Some orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp liquid vanilla (or 1 packet of vanilla sugar) (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • Some powdered sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 330°F (150°С). Grease baking pan with butter or line with parchment paper.
  • In a mixer bowl, put eggs, sugar, and honey.
  • Mix together.
  • Add almond flour and mix again.
  • In another bowl, mush the butter and mascarpone cheese together using a fork.
  • Add the mascarpone and butter to the egg-sugar mixture and mix again.
  • Add orange zest and vanilla to the batter. Mix well for the last time.
  • Pour the batter into baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 45 minutes. Allow the almond cake to cool before removing it from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
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5 thoughts on “Gluten-free Almond Cake

  1. I have been trying a number of almond cake recipes and I always
    come back to Claudia Roden’s orange and almond cake but now that I have tried this one I think it is my favourite recipe. I know it’s not strictly gluten-free but I added a teaspoon of baking powder.

  2. I am attaching a photo. I do not know what I did ( other than the conversions).
    The cake is sunken and lopsided.
    I was so disappointed.
    What could I have done wrong to produce thi sunken and lopsided cake?

  3. 5 stars
    This cake is so good, becoming one of my favorite desserts. So easy and so delicious : you cannot stop eating it.
    Thank you so much for the recipe.

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