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Sunshine Cake – A Delicious Buttery Almond Tart Recipe

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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. 

Almond Tart

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!

Yield: 6-8

Sunshine Cake – A Delicious Buttery Almond Tart Recipe

Almond Tart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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 a 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.

Below are some images of the process. 

 Almond Tart

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

 Almond Tart

Make sure your pan is greased well – I used Pam Original No-Stick Cooking Spray and coated it with flour. I used an 11-inch tart pan so be sure to adjust the recipe accordingly. 

 Almond Tart

Top with Fisher Sliced Almonds (or your favorite brand) and you are ready to go.

 Almond Tart

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

Almond Tart
Almond Tart

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.

Almond Tart
Almond Tart

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

Almond Tart

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Let me know if you have any questions about the process. Enjoy! 

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  1. Butter PLUS Almonds always equals DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for this recipe Carolann…putting it on my ‘need to make asap’ list.
    Have a great evening.

    Hugs, Lynn

  2. Hi Toni, what a great idea! I think I’m going to be adding it to my Thanksgiving menu too! This was one of my favorite tart recipes ever! I hope you get to try it too. I promise you will love it!

  3. I never made a tart and I don’t have a special tart pan like yours but oh boy I want to make this soon. I would be a hero in this house if I made your almond tart.

  4. YUMMO ALERT Looks so delish. I gotta try and make this delicious “Buttery Almond Tart”.

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