German Recipe

Try out this simple egg-less almond cake recipe! Its is sweet and buttery is great for any occasion.
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Preparation Time45 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Flour16 Ounce
 Yeast cake1 Tablespoon
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), lukewarm
 Butter3 Ounce
 Lemon1 (peel grated)
 Salt1 Pinch
 Milk1⁄4 Pint, lukewarm
 Sugar3 Ounce (according to taste)
 Butter3⁄4 Pound
 Sugar3⁄4 Pound
 Ground almonds3⁄4 Pound
 Water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Blanched almond flakes1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1388 Calories from Fat 749

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.3%

Saturated Fat 38.5 g192.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 154.4 mg

Sodium 72.2 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 140 g46.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.1%

Sugars 74.1 g

Protein 21 g42.7%

Vitamin A 35.9% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 28.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Dissolve the yeast cake in a lukewarm water, together with 1 tablespoon flour for 15 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar, and lemon peel.
3. Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture.
4. Add only as much lukewarm milk to these ingredients as required to make a soft dough.
Shape into a ball, cover dough and let it stand for about 45 minutes to rise in a warm oven.
Turn the dough out onto a floured board and roll it out, not more than half-an-inch thick.
5. Line a round flat pan with the dough.
6. Cover again and keep in a warm oven for about 15 minutes.
7. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, almonds, and water.
8. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture is thick.
9. Allow the mixture to cool.
10. Spread the almond mixture evenly over the dough and sprinkle with almond flakes.
11. Place pan in a hot oven and bake till the top is a nice light brown.

12. When cool, cut into slices about 3-inches long and 1-inch broad.
13. Serve warm for breakfast or at tea-time.