Cake of the Month

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Apple & Almond Cake

Summer has gone and sadly so has Penny’s Blueberry, Lime & Thyme cake (don’t worry it will still be popping up in the Yurt Cake Cabinet every now and then). No need to fret though, to replace it we have Penny’s Apple & Almond cake, which is the ideal autumnal treat. With the sweet, sticky apples, perfectly complimented by the flavour of the nutty almonds, this cake is a real mouth-waterer.

p.s. have you heard about the ‘Nicholsons Autumn Festival’? Check it out here…

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 12/15 x dessert apples
  • 315g butter
  • 275g sugar
  • 315g ground almonds
  • 190g Self raising flour
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 25g rye flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps almond extract
  • 5 x eggs ( beaten)
  • 70ml milk (approx)
  • Flaked almonds (optional)

Glazing:

  • 50g butter
  • 2x tabs sugar

Method:

Cake:

  • Melt 50g butter in a large shallow pan and once it is bubbling, add the sugar and stir until dissolved
  • Add the apple slices, in batches if necessary and cook until slightly soft and starting to colour but ideally retaining their shape
  • Set aside to cool
  • Retain the buttery juices for later
  • Cream the butter and sugar well,  until light and fluffy
  • Add the vanilla & almond extract and mix again
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well to achieve a reluctant dropping consistency
  • Put two-thirds of the mixture in the lined cake tin
  • Add a thick layer of the apples followed by the remaining mixture
  • Decorate the top with the remaining apple slices and push them slightly into the mix
  • Bake at 160c for approx 55mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Toast the flaked almonds (if using) on a baking sheet in the oven for approx 10 mins until lightly golden
  • Warm up the buttery juices and brush over the top of the cake, then sprinkle on the toasted flaked almonds

Don’t forget, if you have a go at this delicious recipe and share it with us on social media, we will send you your unique voucher for a free coffee at the Yurt

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