Almond Cakes with Syrup

Almond Cakes With Syrup Recipe

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A lovely, but decadent Turkish treat.


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30 Min
30 Min


  • 4 oz
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c
    caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground almonds
  • 2
  • ·
    blanched almonds

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • ·
    juice of half a lemon

How to Make Almond Cakes with Syrup


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, semolina pinch of salt and ground almonds
  2. Blend the sugar and butter in a large bowl, adding 1 beaten egg with the flour mixture. Knead the mixture until it forms a smooth paste. Make small walnut-size balls with the mixture, using a little butter on your hands to prevent sticking.
  3. Place balls on a greased baking sheet and slightly flatten the balls. Press a blanched almond into the center of each ball. Brush with a beaten egg yolk and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
  4. To make the syrup, bring the sugar and water to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and allow syrup to cool. Pour over the syrup and refrigerate. Serve chilled with cream, if desired.

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About Almond Cakes with Syrup

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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