Sunshine Cake – A Delicious Buttery Almond Tart Recipe

8 slices
45 min

There’s something about a tart that hits the delicious spot like nothing else. Tarts are different from pies or cake and if you haven’t had the chance to make one yet, you need to start here.

This tart is called a Sunshine Cake and for good reason. You will be beaming with joy once you’ve tasted it.

If you love easy to bake cakes then you’ll love this Apple, Cranberry, Almond Cake Recipe too!

I’m always excited to bake anything that’s got the words, almond tart in it, and when I saw this recipe, I knew it was going to be a home run.

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Make this delicious cake with these highly recommended sliced almonds that Amazon reviewers swear by!

The crust on this almond tart is simply delicious. Tart crusts are usually made from pastry dough and are traditionally flour, unsalted butter, cold water, and sometimes sugar and the results are a firm, crumbly crust.

Tarts are typically baked in a pan with a removable bottom (that’s what I used) or in pastry tart pan on top of a baking sheet.

I love using my pastry tart pan for so many delish desserts!

If you love baking easy no-fuss desserts then you are going to love this. And, all you need is a good whisk to blend everything.

Below, you’ll find the easy to make recipe!

Below are some images of the process.

It’s as simple as two quick steps. Both mixing steps were done with a whisk.

Make sure your pan is greased well – I used Pam and coated it with flour. I used an 11-inch tart pan so be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly.

Top with sliced almonds and you are ready to go.

Once baked, you will see a beautiful golden color. Let cool and serve. Simply delicious!

Each bite is perfection – Whether it’s for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack it’s the perfect dessert. Perfect when accompanied by nothing but a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Be sure to check out my other delicious dessert recipes too!

Be sure to try this delicious recipe for Myer Lemon Ricotta Cake too!

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Sunshine Cake – A Delicious Buttery Almond Tart Recipe
Recipe details
  • 8  slices
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted unsalted butter - make sure to cool and leave extra for pan lining
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour - plus more for pan lining
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Prepare a 9-inch pie plate (not deep dish) or tart pan with butter, cooking spray, and line with flour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Whisk eggs, granulated sugar, almond extract, and salt in a large bowl until frothy and pale – typically takes under a minute.
Add 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup flour and stir until incorporated.
Pour into prepared pie plate.
Top with almonds and confectioners sugar
Bake cake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20–25 minutes.
Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool slightly before serving.
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  • Diceprincess Diceprincess on Apr 07, 2022

    This looks simple and delicious. A win-win in my book! I will be making this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sassy Townhouse Living Sassy Townhouse Living on Apr 08, 2022

      Thanks so much, Dicprincess. It's absolutely delicious and easy to make. One of my top favs, too. Enjoy!

  • Luchia Luchia on Apr 24, 2022

    Hello, This looks delicious. i can't wait to try this recipe!! I was wondering ... do you toast the almonds before baking ?

    • Sassy Townhouse Living Sassy Townhouse Living on Apr 24, 2022

      I've tried doing both. If you toast them, the flavor seems deeper to me but not much of a difference. Either way, it's delish!