Apple and Nut Cake

    2 hours 20 min

    A deliciously moist cake, which is packed full of apples and nuts. An apple cake is brushed with icing and topped with flaked almonds. Enjoy as is, with a dusting of icing sugar or with cream or ice cream.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • For the Cake
    • 4 apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    • 3 tablespoons rum
    • 200g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 125g ground nuts
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • For the Icing
    • 200g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons rum
    • lemon juice, as needed
    • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr soaking  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Mix apples with rum and vanilla sugar; set aside for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a round springform cake tin.
    3. Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    4. Mix in nuts, cocoa and cinnamon. Mix flour with baking powder and fold into the mixture one tablespoon at a time. Lastly, fold in apples.
    5. Pour batter in prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
    6. For the icing: Mix sugar with rum, enough lemon juice and 1-2 tablespoons lukewarm water to make a thin glaze. Brush onto cooled cake and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

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