Badam Cake (Almond Cake)

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Dec. 05, 2016

This delightful almond cake can satiate your sudden sweet cravings or works perfect as a coffee cake.


Almond flakes 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Castor sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Soft butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Instant dry yeast 2 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 2 Tablespoon
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1/2 Teaspoon
For serving:
Vanilla ice cream To Taste
Whipped cream To Taste



1. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C (360°F).


2. Combine the plain flour and baking powder in a deep bowl, make a well in the centre, and add the 1 tsp of castor sugar, yeast and 5 to 7 tsp of milk in the depression.

3. Mix all the ingredients in the depression. Keep aside for 5 minutes.

4. Add the remaining castor sugar, butter, vanilla essence and cardamom powder, mix well and knead into a soft dough using approx. ¼ cup milk. Cover with a lid or damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

5. Dust the hands with little plain flour and knead again to make it smooth.

6. Place the dough into a 175 mm. × 175 mm. (7” ×7”) diameter baking dish and spread the dough evenly by patting it using your fingers. Keep aside.

7. Combine the sugar, milk, cardamom powder and vanilla essence in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the sugar melts, while stirring continuously.

8. Add the almond flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds, while stirring continuously.

9. Spread the almond-sugar mixture evenly over the spread dough and keep aside for 10 minutes.

10. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 15 minutes. Switch off the oven and allow the cake to rest in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Demould.


11. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 338Calories from Fat 118

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 37 mg1.54%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 27 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet