blueberry almond cake

blueberry almond cake

almond-flavor-forward cake with the summery freshness of blueberries

prep: 10'
bake: 50-60'

Although full of blueberries, it is a real almond lover's cake.


  • all-purpose flour 100g (¾ cup)
  • almond meal or flour 100g ( ¾ cup)
  • baking powder 1¼ teaspoons
  • salt ½ tsp
  • sliced almonds 50g (¾ cup)
  • granulated sugar 150g (¾ cup)
  • zest of a lemon
  • unsalted butter, room temperature 170g (¾ cup) (6 oz)
  • vanilla ½ tsp
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • milk or orange juice 30 ml (2 tbsp)
  • fresh blueberries 225g (1½ cups) (8 oz)
  • powdered sugar (optional) for decorating


  • preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F)
  • prepare a 23cm- 9-inch cake tin using baking spray or cover it with baking paper
  • leaving one spoon of the flour aside, in a bowl, mix together the flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt
  • set aside
  • in a stand mixer bowl with a paddle or whisk attachment, cream the sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy for about 3 to 4 minutes
  • add the lemon zest and vanilla
  • add in the eggs and beat until well incorporated
  • reduce the speed and add in all the dry ingredients you had set aside along with the milk or orange juice
  • add the one spoon of flour you had set aside to coat the blueberries (this prevents them to stick to the bottom of the cake)
  • you may keep 8 to 10 blueberries to insert on top of the batter for garnish
  • using a large spatula, gently fold the blueberries into the cake batter
  • transfer the batter to the greased prepared pan
  • flatten the top with a spatula
  • insert the remaining blueberries on top gently pressing them into the cake batter
  • scatter the sliced almonds on top of the cake and press them gently into the cake batter
  • bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • cool in the pan and sprinkle with confectionery sugar

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