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Almond cake served with vanilla bean ice-cream

Try Helen's almond cakes from the first episode of COME DINE WITH ME AUSTRALIA series 2.


  • Cake

  • .5 cup oil

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 1cup bread crumbs

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 cups almond meal

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup crushed Almonds

  • 320g thickened cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • Cake Syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • Squeeze of lemon


  • Cake:

  • 1.

    Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

  • 2.

    Combine oil and sugar in a bowl and mixer with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl beat egg white until light and fluffy.

  • 3.

    Add this to oil and sugar mixture and fold through. Slowly add egg yolks one at a time and mix. Add bread crumbs, almond meal and vanilla.

  • 4.

    Pour mixture into a baking tin and cook on 180 degrees for 40 min. Allow cake to cool

  • Cake Syrup:

  • 1.

    Combine ingredients in a small bowl and stir.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Drizzle syrup over cake. Store cake in fridge overnight.

  • 2.

    Beat together cream and sugar until thick. Cut cake in half and put a layer of cream on one side. Put half back on top.

  • 3.

    Coat the outside of the cake in cream and crushed almonds.

  • 4.

    Serve with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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