Almond Cakes

In: Sweet Snacks

  Cooking temperature: 170°C

Makes/Serves: cakes


  • 100 g Plain Flour
  • 25 g Margarine
  • 25 g White Vegetable Fat
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 12 teaspoons Jam
  • 50 g Semolina
  • 50 g Ground Almonds
  • 125 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Essence
  • 75 g Margarine
  • 15 g Flaked Almonds


  1. Use the flour, margarine, white vegetable fat and water to make a shortcrust pastry. Here are the instructions for this.
  2. Cut the pastry into circles and use these to line a patty tin.
  3. Put a teaspoon of jam into the bottom of each pastry case.
  4. Put the semolina, ground almonds, sugar, beaten egg, almond essence and melted margarine into a bowl and mix together.
  5. Put the cake mixture over the jam.
  6. Top with the flaked almonds.
  7. Bake for about 30 mins. They will be golden brown when done.


Thanks to Cameron Owen for the photo.