Almond, Lemon & Cinnamon Cake

Almond, Lemon & Cinnamon Cake

Recipe and photo by Carly Sutherland / @onegoodcookblog

Serves 4

All-time favorite 5-ingredient-gluten-free-not-too-sweet-perfect-for-so-many-situations cake. ⁣

It’s fragrant but not too sweet, so it’s as good for a brunch or a book group as it is for dessert. The texture is amazingly moist, but not too dense. As a bonus, it’s totally gluten free though being an almond base it’s obviously not suitable for those with nut allergies. ⁣The cinnamon is subtle but beautifully aromatic.


250g almonds (ground)
250g caster sugar (golden)
Zest from one medium lemon
3/4 tsp Burlap & Barrel Ground Cinnamon Verum
5 large eggs


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 250g ground almonds, 250g (golden) caster sugar, the zest of one medium lemon, and 3/4 tsp cinnamon. ⁣
  2. ⁣In a second bowl, whisk 5 large eggs until scrambled. Add the eggs into the almond mix and stir until combined. ⁣
  3. ⁣Pour the mixture into a well-greased springform pan, and bake at 180C/350F for 30 minutes or until golden.⁣
  4. ⁣Cool and serve with the accompaniments of your choice! (Tonight it was blackberries, toasted pistachios, rosemary flowers, a drizzle of Scottish heather honey, and a spoon of whipped cream.)⁣


1 comment

  • Can I use almond flour? Not sure what golden caster sugar is, either. I want to make this but don’t want to waste ingredients! This sounds really good.

    Diane S

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