Deluxe Buckwheat Almond Cake




  • 1 1/2 cups skin-on sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs , separated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 Tbsp confectioners sugar


Oil bottom of a 9 x 1 1/2 inch round cake pan and line with wax paper. Finely grind almonds in food processor, belnder or nut chopper. In a large bowl, cream butter and 6 tablespoons of sugar. Beat in yolks, one at a time. Stir in vanilla and almonds. In medium bowl, beat egg whites and salt to soft peaks; gradually add remaining sugar, beating until soft, glossy peaks form. Lightly fold 1/4 beaten whites into batter. Sift 1/4 flour over batter; combine lightly. Alternately add remaining whites and flour in this manner. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. When cool, slice horizontally into 2 layers. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on plate; spread with preserves. Top with remaining layer, cut side down. Sprinkler with confectioners sugar.

  • Ingredients9
  • Servings11
  • Calories311

Nutrients Per Serving

  • Calories: 311
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Potassium: 271 mg
  • Phosphorus: 129 mg