A super simple, moist and delicious almond cake recipe.  A perfect tea time treat.

You know those days when you fancy something sweet with your cup of tea but the cupboards are bare and you just can’t face a trip out to the shops? Then this easy and simple cake comes in.

This almond cake is such a forgiving recipe and more often than not I have all the ingredients in my cupboard ready to go.

It is lovely and light and thanks to the Quark it is lower in fat than your average cake recipe. Perfectly delicious for any tea time treat!

Juicy French Almond Cake with quark

This juicy almond cake is a variation of the famous French almond cake. The quark adds a lot of moist, which makes this recipe even more delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 12 slices


  • 115 g butter
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 150 ml quark (or plain yogurt)
  • 170 g plain flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the icing

  • 6 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 4 tsp flaked and toasted almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4).

  • Grease and line a loaf tin (23cm x 12cm).

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.

  • Add the eggs, almond extract and quark and beat again until well combined.

  • Add the flour, ground almonds and bicarbonate of soda to the wet mixture and beat together until just combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin.

  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.
  • Remove loaf from tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

The icing

  • Sieve the icing sugar into a small bowl.

  • Add the water and mix with a spoon until the correct consistency has been achieved.
  • Spread the icing over the loaf with a palette knife.

  • Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.

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Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest trends, share my travel discoveries and enjoy improving home and garden.