This recipe combines the sweetness and texture of the apples with the warm aroma of cinnamon and a hint of almond. The sponge is soft and moist with apple flavour all the way through. Lovely served either warm or chilled, on its own or accompanied by cream, vanilla ice-cream or custard.
If almond isn't your thing, substitute the almond extract for vanilla extract, and use a little ground rice instead of ground almonds - just as good! Also, for a richer mixture, you could also use half soft brown sugar instead of white.