almond cake
Almond cake with pastry cream, pitahaya and passion fruit
almond cake

Of course you can choose to buy a cake at the bakery, but baking an almond cake yourself is a piece of cake.

  • 4 eggs
  • lemon
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 180 grams almond flour
  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 8 grams baking powder
  • pinch of salt

for the pastry cream:

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 45 gr cornstarch(=cornflour)

for the garnish:

  • 1 Pitahaya
  • 4 passion fruits
  • fresh sage and/or rosemary (flowers)
This almond cake recipe was created by mathijs vrieze
Almond cake, that's how you make friends! The creaminess of the pastry cream with the almond cake and the fresh taste of pitahaya will put a smile on your face. The fresh sage and passion fruit finish it off


  • 1
    Beat the egg whites with the sugar with a mixer until stiff.
  • 2
    Then remove from the bowl and mix the egg yolks with lemon zest, cinnamon, almond flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt until light and fluffy, for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Lightly fold in both mixtures. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Heat 400 ml whole milk gently in a saucepan with a halved vanilla pod until it comes to a boil. Using a whisk, mix 100 ml of milk with the sugar, egg yolks and cornstarch in a bowl.
  • 5
    Remove the vanilla pod from the milk (scrape out all the brand for flavour) and, with a whisk, whisk about half of the hot milk into the egg yolks. Then pour into the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a flexible spatula. Let it boil gently for about 2 minutes (and keep stirring).
  • 6
    Peel the pitahaya. You can eat a thin layer of the pink skin, so peel thinly to retain the striking colour. Cut into equal slices.
  • 7
    Pour the pastry cream onto the plates. Cut the cake into cubes and divide them, together with the pitahaya, playfully over the cream.
  • 8
    Garnish with the flesh of passion fruit, finely chopped fresh sage and possibly some rosemary flowers.
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