Vegan Spanish Almond Cake is rich and sweet with a strong almond flavor. This naturally gluten-free cake is a decadent plant-based dessert.
I don't make a whole lot of cake around here... I mean, I just shared this Banana Cake recipe, and I have an Ice Cream Cake recipe, and a Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe. But other than that, my go-to desserts are definitely in the more bite-sized form. As in cookies or brownies.
But maybe there needs to be more cake around here!
This Vegan Spanish Almond Cake is SO easy to make. It's decadent and delicious.
We all need more easy, tasty, better-for-you recipes.
The combination of eggs, almonds, and sugar is classically Spanish.
Of course, for this recipe, we'll use a vegan substitute for the eggs. And a healthier source of sugar.
But, either way, the concept of a flourless almond cake originates in Spain.
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
I like to do this by tracing the shape of my pan onto the parchment, then cutting just smaller than my circle. It creates a perfect fit.
Step 2. Make the flax eggs. Combine the flax seeds with the water and let sit in the fridge for 5 minutes.
This lets them congeal and take on the texture of a real egg.
Don't forget to take the flax egg back out of the fridge. I've done this before and it's not fun to realize you baked a cake without the eggs.
Step 3. In a large bowl, combine the date sugar, date syrup, flax eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt. Whisk vigorously until well combined.
Step 4. Add the almond flour and whisk until incorporated. The mixture will be thick.
Step 5. Press the batter into the prepared pan, then sprinkle with the sliced almonds.
Step 6. Bake until deeply browned and the crust feels firm when gently pressed, 35-45 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
Step 7. Run a knife around the edges of the cake, then invert on to a plate. Remove the pan and parchment then re-invert the cake onto a serving plate. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
Thank you God for this cake. Help us to enjoy each bite in thanksgiving. Amen.
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Vegan Spanish Almond Cake is dense and sweet with a strong almond flavor. This naturally gluten-free cake is a decadent plant-based dessert.
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