Almonds, whole grains, and coffee cake. I’m in, are you with me? 

Almond Coffee Cake: A great tasting dessert filled with whole grains and healthy nuts!

We have this family cookbook that I make a lot of my recipes from.

It was a gift at our family reunion in 2008 to all of the family members that made it to the event.

This Almond Coffee Cake is highly rated in it. I decided to try it out but make my own additions and substitutions.

I have to agree with my family that this cake is great, even this whole grain version!

To intensify the almond flavor in this recipe, I used almond flour in the crumb topping and added slivered almonds to the top.

The almonds give a nice crunch to the otherwise spongy cake, even the whole grain addition didn’t seem to hinder the cake in any way.

Sure, it is a bit darker in color than its white flour counterpart but does the color really matter when making a recipe just a bit healthier?

Almond Coffee Cake: A great tasting dessert filled with whole grains and healthy nuts!

I’m no longer going to pretend that I don’t love dessert. If it were socially acceptable to eat dessert all day, I’d be completely okay with that.

Almond Coffee Cake: A great tasting dessert filled with whole grains and healthy nuts!

Almond Coffee Cake (Whole Grain)
Yield: 18

Almond Coffee Cake (Whole Grain)

This almond coffee cake is made with white whole wheat flour and I promise, you won't notice!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups + 3 Tbsps white whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract

crumb topping

  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsps almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds



  1. Grease 2 8x8 square pans with butter or coconut oil with wax paper, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  3. Combine the sugar, butter, and white whole wheat flour in a medium bowl with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  4. Reserve 3/4 cup of the crumbs in another small bowl for the topping, set aside.
  5. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, baking powder and almond extract to the medium bowl.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pans.

crumb topping

  1. In the small bowl, add the sugar, butter, almond flour and cinnamon to the reserved mixture.
  2. Combine with a pastry cutter to form crumbs.
  3. Cover cakes with crumb topping and silvered almonds and bake at 350 ° F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Cut squares into 18 equal pieces.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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