Paleo Recipes: Portuguese Almond Cake


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Gosh, I made this yesterday because, sometimes you know, you just want some paleo cake. It was yummy and very light! Dead easy and quick to make, too. I had it with raspberries and some drizzled heavy cream. Please share! Buttons are to the left and at the end of the post.

Portuguese Almond Cake
Serves 8
Here we replaced flour and sugar with some ground almonds and raw honey. This is a rather light cake – instead of the traditional almond syrup used in the Portuguese recipe, we like to serve it with some fresh seasonal berries.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. 6 eggs
  2. 2 tablespoons raw honey
  3. 1 cup ground almonds
  4. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
Serve with
  1. Fresh berries
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. 2. Beat the eggs on low with a hand or stand mixer. (A blender will also work.)
  3. 3. Add the ground almonds, honey, almond extract, and baking soda and continue to mix.
  4. 4. Bake in a 9½-inch round baking pan for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Check the cake after 45 minutes, the top of the cake should be golden brown and the middle slightly moist.
  5. 5. Once cooked, let the cake cool before serving.
  1. Reprinted with permission from The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally! by Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore (Primal Blueprint Publishing, 2013).
Adapted from The Paleo Primer: A Jump -Start Guide To Losing Body Fat and Living Primally
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paleo, paleo diet, paleo recipes, primal blueprint, paleo primerKeris Marsden and Matt Whitmore own a group training and nutrition company collectively known as Fitter London and Fitter Food. Both are passionate about enhancing people’s lives through the power of nutrition and exercise they run weekly classes, workshops and group health transformations encouraging people to adopt a more paleo/primal approach to nutrition.
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 The above paleo recipe is from their book, The Paleo Primer, which they wrote to help readers get quickly acquainted with the principles of Primal/paleo/evolutionary health living and eating. You can find out more about Matt and Keris at their website: Fitter London and on Facebook, Twitter


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