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.
4,1084/5 for 8 ratings
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Last modified on: October 4th 2020

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.45 min.1 hour 8 min.
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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


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

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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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.
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Begin on slow speed to mix together...

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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...then beat on high speed.

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

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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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.
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Fold in gently with a soft spatula.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Finish by adding the warm melted butter and 50 g Mascarpone.

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

Stage 9 - 40 min.
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Bake for 40 minutes.

Stage 10
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Turn out while hot or warm and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

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.

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).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Christophe Michalak.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), Caribbean upside-down cake, Gâteau Nantais, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Arlesian Biscuits, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian apple tart, Jam doughnuts, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple paste, Oat shortbread biscuits, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French onion soup, Tournedos Rossini, Brownies, Pilau rice, French toast "cordon bleu", ... All

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