Blechkuchen “Gebrannte Mandeln”


For the Cake:

  • 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 200g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g (1 cup) ground almonds
  • 200ml (3/4 cup) milk

For the Gebrannte Mandeln Topping:

  • 200g (1 cup) whole almonds
  • 150g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Glaze:

  • 100g (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a baking sheet (approximately 9×13 inches or similar size).
  2. Prepare the Cake Batter: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground almonds. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Spread the Batter: Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly.
  5. Prepare the Gebrannte Mandeln Topping: In a medium-sized pan, combine the whole almonds, granulated sugar, water, and ground cinnamon. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar melts and coats the almonds. Continue cooking until the sugar caramelizes and the almonds become golden brown. Spread the gebrannte mandeln mixture evenly over the cake batter.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Make the Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract (if using) until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if needed.
  8. Glaze the Cake: Once the cake has cooled slightly, drizzle the glaze over the top.
  9. Serve: Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting it into squares. Serve and enjoy your Gebrannte Mandeln Blechkuchen!

This Gebrannte Mandeln Blechkuchen combines the delightful flavors of almonds and caramelized sugar, creating a wonderful treat for any occasion. Guten Appetit!

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