Happy Almond Day! Recipe: Frangipane Layer Cake

Today is National Almond Day- who knew! Anyone who knows me well will know that I love almonds, and particularly marzipan, so it seemed a shame to let a day of almond celebration pass by! Almonds can add such a dense and tasty flavour to the most simple of cakes. I love this recipe for a Frangipane layer cake I made for my Grandma’s birthday. The decoration is really easy to do, but looks professional (I think anyway!)


  • 300g butter
  • 300g sugar
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c and prepare three sandwich tins
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add the ground almonds and other dry ingredients. Slowly add the eggs and vanilla essence and whisk until fully combined.
  3. Split the mixture evenly into three sandwich tins and cook for 25-35 mins or until the mixture is golden brown.
  4. Allow to cool, and then assemble, using strawberry jam in between each layer.
  5. To decorate use a piping bag and nozzle with pattern piping around the cake with a vanilla buttercream icing.
  6. To finish off place fresh raspberries in the centre of the cake.


Let me know how you get on if you try this recipe! @efoakden


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