Anneka’s BakeClub: Almond & Raspberry Cake

Recipe by Anneka Manning

If you are looking for a quick, easy and impressive cake recipe, this Almond & Raspberry Cake is the one. Lots of clever shortcuts, such as using a food processor to make it, means that this cake will be in the oven in no more than 10 minutes!

BakeClub Almond Raspberry Cake recipe

Almond & Raspberry Cake

SERVES 10  PREPARATION 10 mins  COOKING 40 mins

MAKE IT AHEAD / EAT IT TOMORROW

Equipment

  • kitchen scales
  • chef’s knife
  • chopping board
  • small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 20cm springform cake pan
  • baking paper
  • food processor
  • spoon
  • skewer
  • wire rack
  • sieve

Ingredients

  • 100g cold unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra, melted, to grease
  • ½ cup (110g cup) caster sugar
  • ¾ cup (75g) almond meal
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 150g frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup (25g) flaked almonds
  • pure icing sugar, to dust

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 20cm springform cake pan with melted butter, then line base with baking paper.
  2. Place cubed butter, caster sugar, almond meal, flour and baking powder in a food processor. Process until evenly combined and mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add eggs and pulse until smooth and just combined.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and use back of spoon to smooth surface. Scatter evenly with raspberries, and then use back of a clean spoon to press raspberries into cake batter. Scatter with almonds.
  4. Bake for 35-40 mins, until golden and a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.
  5. Stand cake in pan for 5 mins before removing side of pan and placing cake (still on base) on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef’s tips

This cake will keep in an airtight container in a cool spot (but not in the fridge) for up to three days.

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Anneka Manning is a food author and the founder of exciting new Sydney-based cooking school, BakeClub. Visit her website at www.bakeclub.com.au to join the club, book into a BakeClass, download delicious no-fail recipes and be inspired by baking videos. You can also find BakeClub on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. To find out more or ask about private BakeClub classes, call (02) 9399 7645 or email info@bakeclub.com.au.