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Thermomix Algarvian Almond Cake

Algarvian Cake

Maria purchased a Thermomix machine for me and shared this recipe with me. Just a fraction of the joy created after joining the Thermomix community.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Portuguese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 - 12
Author Valerie Lugonja via Maria João Arantes e Oliveira


  • 370 g almonds
  • 300 g sugar
  • 7 eggs
  • butter for coating the pan
  • flour for dusting


  1. Scale almonds into TM bowl; mill for 20 sec at speed 9 and set aside
  2. Insert butterfly; scale sugar into TM bowl, add eggs and whip for 7 min at 37 C on Speed 3
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 300F convection (fan on)
  4. Re-set Thermomix for 5 min on speed 3 and in last 40 seconds, add ground almonds through hole in lid
  5. Prepare a ring shaped pan (a bundt or angel food cake pan would work) by greasing with butter and dusting with flour; pour batter into prepared pan
  6. Bake for 60-65 minutes; cake will begin to fall along the sides and give back to the touch of your finger on the surface, when done

Recipe Notes

The cake appeared a little "undone" immediately after removing from the pan, just below the crunchy lifted surface of the cake (see photo); however, the cake was definitely baked. The interior is dense and moist. A little goes a long way. A light and lively fruit compote would be the perfect compliment to the dense pasty texture of this delicious cake.