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Almond Cake: Tarta de Santiago

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

30 Min




About the Recipe


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar (caster sugar is better, if possible)

  • 2 cups almond flour (or ground almonds)

  • 1 lemon zest ie from 1 lemon

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Line an 8 inch round cake tin with parchment on the bottom and rub the sides with a little butter.

  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the sugar. Whisk the two together until well combined and starting to become lighter in color with a bit of air in the mixture.Add the almond flour/ground almonds, lemon zest and cinnamon and mix until combined, but try not to overmix and get all of the air out of the mixture.

  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and place in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  5. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool around 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack before removing the outer ring.

  6. Dust some confectioners sugar over the top.

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