Simple Almond blender cake – dairy, grain and gluten free

Keeping my late grandmère’s Sunday afternoon cake tradition rolling on here in Mauritius, this simple almond blender cake was born because I wanted to make a “stick it all in a blender”, no fuss cake. The result is a very light and fluffy, almond meal based cake for gluten free peeps. Enjoy! So easy. If someone wants to measure out the thermomix measures, I don’t have weights here and I’d be eternally grateful if you couple pop them in the comments.

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Simple Almond Blender Cake Recipe

Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 1 cake


  • 1.5 cups almond meal
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup rapadura sugar / panela sugar (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp lemon zests
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ACV or balsamic vinegar (I used balsamic. It worked perfectly)


  • Pre heat oven to 180C (I did this in a non fan forced oven)
  • Grease a baking paper lined tin with olive oil
  • Blend on high the 4 eggs and sugar for 1 minute (or TM speed 6, 1 minute)
  • Add everything else except the olive oil and blend a further 30 secs
  • Add the olive oil in slowly at the end over another 30 secs
  • Pour into tin and scatter slivered almonds over the top.
  • Bake for 30-35mins, checking at 20-25 if you have a fan forced oven. (You can make as large muffins – it makes 8-9 – and bake for 20 mins too, as a variation)
  • Pull out and cool on a cake rack.
  • Enjoy. It’s the perfect tea cake. Light, fluffy, nutrient packed.

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      You could try – or subbing with RMS work as some one has done, or a little stevia (less is more in the stevia game. Enjoy the recipe Sam.

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  1. Do you think I could leave out the baking powder? and I’m also going to try with stevia. Looks amazing!! Can’t wait to also try it as it is

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      That I’m not sure. If you do there’s no need for vinegar as they go together… You could whip the eggwhites separately and fold them into the the rest once mixed, to create an airy texture that way… x

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      1. I’ve just made it in little cake bars, with no topping, and they’re awesome! So light and fluffy. This one is a favourite of mine. Thanks Alexx 🙂

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  2. It’s cooking now!
    Thermi measurements are:
    70g rapadura (1/2 cup)
    40g slivered almonds
    150g almond meal

    Are the slivered almonds meant to go in it as well as on top? I did that but wasn’t sure.


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      You could certainly give that a go, yes! Try with a half batch first to not waste ingredients, and a smaller tin or ramekins to test. x

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  3. I used 1/3 cup standard brown sugar and blitzed 2 cups of raw almonds with the skin on but left it at quite a course texture and it was delicious, even the boys enjoyed it! Thank you

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  4. Love this recipe!! Made it on the weekend and topped with stewed apple and sprinkle of flaked almonds before baking and it was divine! Definitely a keeper! xx

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  5. What size tin did you use please? I have soooo many tins collected over the years and I never seem to be able to guess the right one.
    So looking to trying this out for tomorrow’s visitors.
    Thank you.

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      23cm – It makes quite a flat cake about 1.5 inches high, but great for extra servings to be had to stretch the cake to 10 slices! x

  6. Looking forward to trying this! Could the juice of the lemon be used in place of the vinegar or is it not acidic enough? Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes and knowledge x

  7. It was great, Alex! I baked it a couple of weeks ago and the Children love it. I added in some dark chocolate chips (for the children).

    Just a quick question : what should the consistency be like for when blending the sugar and egg together? Should it be light and fluffy or creamy?


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  8. This recipe sounds great. I’d like to try it with dried out almond pulp (almond meal), when I make almond milk. I have found that this almond meal can be a bit dry. Can anyone suggest if extra oil should be added and if so, how much.

  9. 5 stars
    So yummy! I made these as muffins using orange rind the second time rather than lemon and they turned out perfectly as well! Love the light fluffy texture 🙂

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