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Vanilla Tea Cake

Vanilla Almond Tea Cake

This Vanilla Almond Tea Cake can be made in any 10-cup (2.4 L) Bundt or decorative ring shaped pan. It works well on its own, with fruit and or whipped cream on the side and packs well. We even like it better 2 or 3 days after it is baked.

Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Makes: 18 servings
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 1/2 cups (218 g) low FODMAP gluten-free all-purpose flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (144 g) finely ground almond flour, made from blanched almonds, such as King Arthur
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons, (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons; 141 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups (297 g) sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (65 ml) lactose free whole milk, at room temperature


  1. Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 325°F/165°C. Coat the insides of a 10-cup (2.4 L) ring shaped pan generously with nonstick spray; set aside.

  2. Whisk together flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum in a medium bowl to combine and aerate; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar gradually and beat until very lightened. This will take several minutes and the mixture will remain somewhat sugary. Scrape down the bowl once or twice during mixing. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down after each addition, allowing each egg to be absorbed before continuing. The mixture should look creamy at this point.
  5. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternately with the milk. Begin and end with the flour mixture and beat very briefly just until smooth. Scrape batter into pan and smooth top with a small offset spatula.
  6. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the middle shows a few moist crumbs clinging. The cake will be golden brown and also spring back when lightly pressed with a finger. Cool pan on rack for 15 minutes. Unmold directly on rack to cool completely.
  7. Cake is ready to serve or store at room temperature for up to 4 days wrapped well with plastic wrap. Do not refrigerate, as that will dry it out. We like this cake best 2 days after it is baked, so take advantage of this fact!


If You Can Tolerate

  • Fructans: If you have passed the fructan wheat Challenge you may use regular all-purpose flour. Use the same weight as given above for best results with this substitution. In this case you can also leave out the xanthan gum.
  • Lactose: If lactose and you get along, feel free to use conventional whole milk.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Almond Tea Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.