Almond and apple cake

    1 hour 45 min

    This cake is moist and creamy. At the same time, you can taste and smell of almond and apple too. Suitable for tea time & parties.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    623 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • melted butter for greasing
    • 180g butter, at room temperature, chopped
    • 140g caster sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 eggs, at room temperature
    • 100g ground almonds
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 80ml milk
    • 2 small Royal Gala apples, quartered, cored & thinly sliced

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Brush around 22cm (base measurement) cake tin with melted butter to grease. Line base and side with baking parchment.
    2. Beat butter, caster sugar & vanilla in a bowl for 8 mins or till pale and creamy (by hand or electric beater). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3. Stir in ground almonds. Add half the flour and half the milk. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined. Repeat remaining flour and milk.
    4. Arrange the apple, slightly overlapping, over the base of the prepared tin. Spoon mixture into the tin and smooth the surface.
    5. Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    6. Set aside in the pan for 10 mins to cool slightly before turning onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

    Cook's note

    Check out the original recipe on my blog, Bits of Taste.

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    Used more apples than recipe said, some chopped in mix plus layer on bottom. Also made with Gluten free flour. What a result, delicious! Will be making again.  -  30 Sep 2011


    Used different ingredients. cooking apples instead of the royal gala's stops them from disintegrating and their sharper taste contrasts with the cake  -  08 Sep 2010


    This has to be one of my best sponge cake recipes I have ever done it was so yummy too definately recommend this one I also followed a tip to chop the apple and put in the mixture rather than slicing the apple and placing at the bottom definately think it worked well,have I got time to finish it off before the kids come home from school LOL  -  12 Sep 2011