Today I’m sharing my recipe for these super easy almond squares.
These squares are super light and fluffy with a perfect almond and orange flavour, with a slight hint of warmth coming from there ground cinnamon – this is the perfect way to add a little something without adding too much.
What I like about this recipe is that its super simple and doesn’t require any icing or glaze, just a generous scattering of flaked almonds. The texture and flavour the flaked almonds add is something totally unique.
If you’re looking for something a little citrus-y, slightly warmingly spiced and roundedly nutty – this is the bake for you. You get all of them from this cake – in each bite.
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
225g butter, at room temperature.
225g granulated sugar.
225g self raising flour.
2 tsp baking powder.
1/4 tsp salt.
70g ground almonds.
2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional).
1 orange, zested.
40ml fresh orange juice.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
35g flaked almonds.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. I like to start by weighing up all of my ingredients, lining a 9×9 inch square cake tin with parchment, get any equipment you may need, like a stand mixer and paddle attachment and finally, don’t forget to preheat your oven to 180˚c.
For this cake, will will be using the all in one method – this is exactly as it sounds. This is where you place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together for a short while, until a clear cake batter forms.
To start, plan all of the ingredients, apart from the flaked almonds into a large mixing bowl and mix together over a medium-high speed until, a clear cake batter forms.
Give the bowl a good scraping down, this is just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully incorporated in from earlier on – just mix until they are combined into the mixture.
Transfer the cake batter into your lined 9×9 cake pan and scatter over the flaked almonds, ensuring theres good coverage all over, then bake in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.
One baked, allow to cool down fully in the tin.
Whenever you’re ready, you can then go ahead and slice up – I got 9 very generous portions from this cake but you may get more or less depending how you slice it up.
That’s it, so simple west so wonderful. Sometimes keeping things simple is the best way.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.