This easy almond slice uses store cupboard staples and makes a lovely, light treat for a lunch box or coffee break. The ingredients are cheap and few, and it’s such an easy bake to throw together.
Almond Slice or Bakewell Slice?
Almond slice recipes are often found with a pastry base and a raspberry jam layer, but in my opinion, that’s heading into the realms of a Bakewell slice.
A traditional almond slice recipe has a ground almond sponge and a crunchy topping of flaked almonds. It is a really moist bake and will happily last a few days in an airtight tin. That is if you have more self control than I ;)
How to Bake an Easy Almond Slice
This is one of the easiest bakes in the world! Simply cream together the butter and sugar, add in the other ingredients and smush (technical term!) into a greased baking tin. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for 15 minutes or until the sponge is cooked through and the top is golden brown.
Ideally you’re going to need an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar, but if you don’t have one, a little bit of elbow grease will get the job done. Make it a little easier on yourself by using butter that us at room temperature, and keep beating until it is pale in colour and very soft.
You’re going to need a baking tin that is around 8″ or 20cm square. You can use slightly larger or smaller, but if it is larger your almond slice will be thinner and therefore may need less cooking time. If it is smaller your almond slice may be thicker and may require a few minutes extra cooking time.
My baking tin is non stick, but I still greased it with a little butter first to ensure it popped right out of that pan.
Is my Easy Almond Slice cooked?
To test if it is cooked through insert a clean skewer or knife tip into the centre of the almond slice. If it comes out clean, it is cooked. If it shows some cake batter on the tip, it needs a little longer.
You can also press the centre of the bake with your clean finger tip. If the sponge springs back up, it is cooked, if however it stays dented, it needs a little longer in the oven.
If you do give this quick and easy almond slice recipe a go, please do share pics with me on social – you can find me pretty much everywhere as @hedgecomber :)
- 110 g butter
- 150 g caster sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 150 g plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 50 g ground almonds
- 25 g flaked almonds
- splash milk or water I used 1 tablespoon
Preheat the oven to 220/220 fan/425/gas 7. Grease a baking tin that measures roughly 8" or 20cm squared.
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Stir in half the beaten eggs and half the flour, mix well.
Add the remaining egg, flour and the baking powder. Lastly, add the ground almonds and a splash of milk to make the mixture soft.
Spread out evenly in the greased tin and top with the flaked almonds, pressing down gently with the back of a fork.
Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.