For Easter celebration, we recommend an Almond-Lemon Cake with Blue Berries & a Pistachio-Crunch.
A super tasty and juicy cake which is quickly prepared. Gluten free, fluffy and very delicious!
And here’s the quick recipe:
- 450g ground almonds
- 120g blue berries
- 120g cane-sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 lemon & the zest of a lemon
- 1/2 package of gluten free baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- For the lemon topping:
- 120g icing sugar
- 2,5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 50g ground pistachios without peel and salt
- In addition, you’ll need baking paper and a baking tray
Give the egg yolks and the sugar into the mixing bowl of a kitchen machine and mix everything until nice and foamy. Preheat the oven up to 160° upper / lower heat and cover the baking tray with baking paper. In the meantime, rinse the blueberries and let them drain within a sieve. Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise open and scratch out the pulp with a knife. Add the ground almonds, the vanilla pulp, the lemon zest, the baking soda and the salt into the mixing bowl and blend everything until creamy. Now add the lemon juice and turn off the machine. Add the blueberries into the dough and beat the egg white until very stiff. Then add the blueberries and the egg white foam to the dough and pour everything on the backing tray.
Place it in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. I recommend to do the wooden stick test after the baking time. If the dough sticks to the wood, simply continue to bake the cake for another 5 minutes. As soon as the almond cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool down for 15 minutes. Afterwards, carefully lift the cake out of the form, slowly remove the baking paper and let the lemon-almond cake cool down completely.
Finally blend the lemon juice and the icing sugar very well and pour it over the cool cake and then scatter the pistachio crunch over as well.