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Almond Cardamom Tea

Almond Cardamom Cake

Almond Cardamom cake is an Indian-inspired Afternoon Tea cake that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of masala chai.
5 from 6 votes
Author: Nisha
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 12 slices
Calories 206 kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, inside batter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, for topping
  • dusting of powdered sugar, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the dry ingredients - all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, and salt.
  • Take a stick of butter at room temperature.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is creamy.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs until the batter is creamy.
  • Now add the vanilla extract and beat.
  • 8-9 Add the dry ingredients and milk, alternating between the dry and wet - start with the dry and end with dry.
  • Batter is done.
  • Add the slivered almonds and fold them into the batter.
  • Grease an 8" round baking tray, pour the batter into the baking tray.
  • Top with more slivered almonds. Into the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cake is done. Cut into 12 slices. Enjoy with tea!


Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 137mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 261IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Almonds, Cardamom, Tea Cake
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