Star-shaped Almond Vanilla Cake

Star-shaped Almond Vanilla Cake
30 min.
1 hr 30 min.
Ready in


for 16 pieces
250 grams blanched almonds
6 Eggs
250 grams Powdered sugar
1 tube Butter Vanilla emulsion
1 packet grated Lemon peel
1 generous pinch ground Cinnamon
Baking powder
Lemons (juiced, about 1-2 dashes)
Butter (for pan)
ground almonds (or breadcrumbs, for pan)
sliced Almonds (for garnish)
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
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Preparation steps

Step 1/4

Separate eggs. Mix egg yolk, a pinch of salt and powdered sugar until fluffy with a hand mixer. Stir in vanilla, lemon zest, cinnamon, baking powder and ground almonds. Mix egg whites and 1-2 dashes of lemon juice until stiff. 

Step 2/4

Fold about one-third of egg whites into yolk mixture and stir until smooth. Fold remaining egg whites into yolk mixture with a whisk. Grease star-shaped pan or round springform pan, about 26 cm (approximately 10 inches) diameter, with butter and dust with ground almonds. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread until smooth.

Step 3/4

Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack at 175°C (fan:150°C, gas mark 2) (approximately 350°F), 1 hour. During baking time, cover with parchment paper. If using star-shaped cake pan, bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Step 4/4

Remove cake from oven and cool in pan for about 3 minutes. If needed, use a knife to loosen cake from pan. Let cake cool completely on a wire rack. To serve, decorate with almonds and dust with powdered sugar. Cut into pieces.