Almond Pound Cake Recipe

Pound cakes are traditionally called pound cakes because they use a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs. Over time the ingredients of pound cakes have changed and a lot can be done with the basic recipe. A lot can be added, for example, fruit, ground nuts.

In this recipe I will share an almond pound cake recipe.


  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 175 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200 grams self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 75 grams ground almonds


  • Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
  • Grease and line, with baking paper, a 20cm round deep cake tin.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well until smooth after each addition, before adding the 4th egg add 25 grams of the flour and then add the egg and mix
  • Add the rest of the flour and ground almonds and mix until smooth
  • Put the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, test with a toothpick to see if it’s ready after 50 minutes. If it comes out clean it is ready
  • Leave in the cake tin for 5 minutes before turning it onto the cooling rack and peeling off the baking pater to cool completely.
  • Dust with some icing sugar and serve.

Almond Pound Cake Recipe


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