Sift flour, baking powder and soda.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time; add sifted dry ingredients alternately with yogurt , mixing well after each addition. Add almonds.
Pour batter into greased pan. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes. Cool.
Boil sugar, water and lemon juice for 5 minutes. Pour syrup over almond torte. Cool and serve with whipped cream, if desired. Cut into 18 or 24 squares.