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Flourless Almond Paste Cake with Raspberry Sauce

For a gluten-free and guilt-free dessert, delight in drizzling a sweet and tangy raspberry sauce over this light, flourless cake made with almond flour and almond paste.



Serves: 8
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8 ounces almond paste, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Raspberry Sauce (recipe below)
  • Fresh berries, sliced plums, or cherries
Raspberry Sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
For the Flourless Almond Paste Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper, and coat paper and sides of pan with butter. Set aside.
  3. Combine sugar, almond flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir to mix well and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Place butter in the same large mixing bowl and beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  6. Beat in the almond paste, a few pieces at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is smooth.
  7. 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
  8. Gently fold in the egg whites in three additions, stirring until no white streaks remain.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top of flourless almond pase cake is lightly browned.
  10. Cool flourless almond paste 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.
  11. Serve flourless almond paste 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.
Raspberry Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, puree.
  2. Press mixture in a fine wire mesh sieve, discarding solids.
  3. Cover and chill. Makes 1 cup.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 520
Fat 36g
Sat Fat 16g
Mono Fat 12g
Poly Fat 3g
Protein 6g
Carb 47g
Fiber 4g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 290mg
Calcium 100mg
Potassium 155mg
Vitamin E 14mg
Did you know?

Almonds are the #1 nut in global baking, and with a versatile ingredient like almond flour, baking gluten-free snacks or desserts can be easy, healthy and delicious! Explore our All About Almond Flour page to learn more about almond flour.   In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy1, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.   1 Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.