What can I use instead of ground almonds in this recipe?
Want to avoid any kind of ground nuts...
some other ground nut like hazelnut? unless you are concerned about nut allergies in which case I'd find a different recipe.
I recently did a different cake that called for ground almonds - I subbed in 1/2 semolina, 1/2 fine corn meal (polenta flour), per some recommendations I saw online from British who lived through war rationing (!), and it turned out fine. Can't compare to the original though. The texture was a bit coarse, but it worked for that cake.
It could have used a little extra oil/butter, whatever your recipe called for.