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My very very delicious almond and apple cake

Here is another keeper. This is the cake that I most often get asked the recipe for. Today I made it for Ben to take home to his darling for her birthday. Ben is staying here at the moment. It’s a long story but the uptake is that he has a job nearby for a while. That way he can earn some cash to finish the sculpture at his house and while he is staying here he is doing a sculpture at my house. So I made the cake this afternoon and by gosh it looked and smelt yummy. Moist, appley, almondy. You can serve it warm or cold and it’s perfect with a little lightly whipped cream. Here’s how you make it.


1/4 cup almonds

3 medium sized apples

150gms butter

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp orange blossom water & 1/2 tsp almond essence

1 and 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

2 slightly rounded tsp baking powder

2 tbsp demerera (or regular brown sugar)


Preheat oven to 160C degrees. Grease and flour a loose bottom average sized cake tin.

Cut the almonds into thin slices.

Peel, core and thinly slice apples.

Melt butter & add sugar,

Add eggs and essence.

Mix well.

Sift in flour and baking powder.

Beat all together.

Spread 1/2 mixture in the prepared tin.

Cover with apples.

Drop spoonfuls of the remaining mixture over the fruit, then smooth out to cover.

Sprinkle with flaked almonds & demerera.

Bake for just over 1 hour at 160C or until firm in the centre.

Serve warm or cold with whipped cream. Enjoy!


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