Cook With Manali's Vegan Almond Cardamom Cake

Bursting with flavors of almonds and cardamom, this soft and moist Vegan Almond Cardamom Cake is just what you need with or coffee or tea!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond cardamom cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Manali
4.67 from 3 votes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour, 130 grams
  • 1/4 cup almond flour, 24 grams
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 20 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 15 ml
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened, 240 ml
  • 1/4 cup oil, 60 ml, any flavorless oil, I used canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar, 150 grams or adjust to taste to make it less sweet
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • zest of 1 lemon, optional
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, + more to sprinkle on top


  1. Line a 8 x 2 inch round pan with parchment paper and spray with a non-stick spray. Set it aside. Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees.

  2. In a large bowl sift together all purpose flour, almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom powder and salt. Set it aside.

  3. Take your 1 cup measuring cup and add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to it. Now start adding almond milk to the cup until it's filled to the top. Set it aside for 5 minutes while you proceed to the next steps.

  4. Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together oil and sugar until combined. Add almond extract and lemon zest (if using) and mix.

  5. Start adding the flour mix, alternating with the prepared vegan buttermilk (almond milk-vinegar mixture). Start and end with the flour mix.

  6. Mix until everything is well combined but do not over-mix.

  7. Fold in 1/2 cup sliced almonds.

  8. Transfer batter to the prepared round pan. Sprinkle with more sliced almonds on top.

  9. Bake at 350 F degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  10. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. You can reduce the sugar in this cake if you prefer less sweet cakes.
  2. If you want to add a rose glaze- mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon rose water. You can add some almond milk to thin it out as per your preference. Pour over cooled cake.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Almond Cardamom Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.