Cherimoya-Almond Cake


A light, moist cake made with cherimoya and simple ingredients is a lovely way to enjoy your afternoon tea. It's naturally gluten free, too.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 4 medium eggs

  • 7 ounces almond meal

  • 2 cups cherimoya pulp, seeds removed (about 2 small cherimoya)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.

  2. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat until well combined. Add almond flour and mix until smooth. Fold in cherimoya pulp and cinnamon. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Top cake with sliced almonds and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 more minutes.

  4. Cool cake on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen and invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely. Dust cooled cake with confectioners' sugar to serve.

Cook's Note:

Cherimoya seeds are toxic. Make sure you remove all of them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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