Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)

Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
This gluten-free cake is called "amandier" in French, as it is made with ground almonds instead of flour (the same word also means almond tree). The texture is moist and the flavour is, well, almondy.
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Last modified on: October 4th 2020

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23 min.45 min.1 hour 8 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Melt 70 g butter in a small pan on low heat (or in the microwave).

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).

Put in a mixer bowl: 150 g egg, 100 g caster sugar and 20 g honey.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Begin on slow speed to mix together...

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
...then beat on high speed.

The mixture should be pale, and very light and fluffy.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Add 150 g ground almonds, 5 drops bitter almond essence, 1 teaspoon orange flower water and the zest of 1 lemon.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Fold in gently with a soft spatula.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Finish by adding the warm melted butter and 50 g Mascarpone.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Put into your chosen moulds or tins after buttering (here I'm using small loaf tins).

Stage 9 - 40 min.
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Bake for 40 minutes.

Stage 10
Amandier (gluten-free almond cake)
Turn out while hot or warm and leave to cool on a wire rack.
If you don't have mascarpone in stage 7, use cream instead.

In Christophe Michalak's original recipe, he uses orange zest, but the lemon and almond flavours work very well together too.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Based on a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,508 Kcal or 10,500 Kj51 gr141 gr193 gr
125 %20 %13 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
372 Kcal or 1,557 Kj8 gr21 gr29 gr
19 %3 %2 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
418 Kcal or 1,750 Kj9 gr23 gr32 gr
21 %3 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.95 €
  • Per person : 0.83 €

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