Almond Cake with Cardamom

Almond Cake with Cardamom


This Almond cake is very light as opposed to many other varieties of Almond cakes. The cardamom adds that distinctive Persian flavour.

Preparation time: mins Cooking time: mins Total time: min


  • 185g butter
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup of ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Grease and line a 22cm x 34cm cake pan and preheat the oven to 180c or 160c fan forced.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar to a cream.
  3. Add eggs and continue beating.
  4. Gently stir through the remaining ingredients until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 50 – 60 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool in pan to 10 minutes before turning out.
  8. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

Additional Tips

When measuring the golden syrup, use a spoon and measuring cup that has been rinsed with boiling hot water. This will stop the syrup from sticking quite as much.

Article Categories:
Cakes · Desserts- Sweets

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