Recipe: Almond and Berry Cake

This almond and berry cake is moist and delicious, a smooth creamy layer of cream cheese running through the cake is surprisingly delicious and adds a very different look to the cut slice and a lovely richness to the cake. It takes quite a while to cook through but it’s worth it.
Recipe: Almond and Berry Cake
Almond and Berry Cake.

Almond and Berry Cake


3 large free-range eggs

200gr granulated sugar

60gr butter at room temperature

125gr sour cream

60ml sunflower oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp. baking powder

256 gr cream flour, sifted

170gr raspberries

112gr blueberries

60gr sliced almonds

224gr cream cheese

45gr caster sugar

1tsp almond essence


  • Butter the base and sides of a 10 inch spring form tin.
  • Line the base of a with a disk of parchment paper.
  • Pre heat the oven to 170 C.
  • In a bowl combine sugar, almond essence and cream cheese, mix until smooth and set aside.
  • Beat the sugar, and softened butter in the bowl of an electric mixer with the spade attachment.
  • Add the eggs and beat well.
  • In another bowl, weigh out the sour cream, oil, and lemon juice, mix well with a hand whisk.
  • Add the sour cream mixture to the egg mixture and beat for a minute or two.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  • Add half of the flour, to the batter and mix well.
  • Then add the remaining flour and mix again.
  • Scrape about 3/4 of the cake batter into the spring form pan, spreading evenly.
  • Add cream cheese layer by spooning small amounts all over the batter layer then spreading gently with a small step palette or the back of a spoon.
  • Add roughly half the fruit pushing them down into the cream cheese layer.
  • Add remaining batter into the pan, spread evenly.
  • Scatter the sliced almonds over cake, add remaining raspberries pushing them in gently.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes until golden and firm on top, check by inserting a skewer into the centre, it should come out clean. If the top starts to get a bit too dark cover with foil to finish cooking.

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