Apple, Raspberry and Almond Cake

This is the cake from my story: The May Garden

I found this recipe in a beautiful book entitled, “Apple: Recipes from the Orchard”. My version is a little simpler and misses out the icing stage – regular readers will know that I tend to avoid any sticky toppings as my bakes have to travel across fields and woodlands in an old shortbread tin. I have also added my own adjustments to help the fruit settle evenly throughout the cake. The original recipe is to “serve 8” however my family of seven dispute this πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

150g ground almonds

250g golden caster sugar

185g self-raising flour

1 tablespoon plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 eggs, beaten

Grated zest 1/2 a lemon

1-2 drops rose water

200g unsalted butter, at room temperature (and a little extra for greasing the tin)

125g raspberries

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced into cubes

Equipment:

23cm springform cake tin

Baking parchment

Kitchen Mixer

Spatular

Scales

Sharp knife

Small bowl

Silverfoil

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160ΒΊC/320Β°F
  • Grease and line the cake tin.
  • Put the ground almonds, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix well.
  • Gradually add the eggs, whilst continuing to mix.
  • Add the lemon zest and rose water.
  • Fold in the butter.
  • Gently coat the raspberries in the plain flour (this will help prevent them from sinking to the base of the cake)
  • In the separate small bowl, incorporate the raspberries with the apple pieces very carefully. I found that if I did not do this, the fruit distribution would be uneven and half of the cake would be apple, half of the cake would be raspberry.
  • Add the raspberry and apple mixture to the other ingredients and fold in with care, so that some of the raspberries remain whole.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined tin and level with a spatula.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately one hour. Towards the end, add foil to the top of the cake to prevent it from burning.
  • When a skewer, inserted into the middle of the cake, comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool.
  • After the cake has cooled, remove from the tin and serve.

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Apple: Recipes from the orchard

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Raspberry and almonds are like the king and queen of hearts! πŸ‘‘β€οΈπŸ‘‘

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    1. Absolutely agree with you Gail πŸ₯° A perfect pairing 🌿

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  2. John says:

    Mmm, delicious! It looks just as good here on your blog! The centigrade scale throws me off, we don’t use it much over here.

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    1. My recipes are scribbled in a little notebook and only have Celsius but I just have pulled the original recipe off the shelf and have looked it up for you πŸ˜ƒ – my book says 320Β°F – I’ve added it to the post for all of you lovely Fahrenheit folks πŸ™‚ 🍰

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      1. John says:

        Thanks!! We still use the English scale, yay!

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        1. I still understand inches, feet, pounds and ounces better than metric, despite the efforts of my school teachers πŸ™‚

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          1. John says:

            Why has the UK taken that path instead of using the real measure system? Honestly, I never think of the UK as part of Europe.

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            1. The powers that be wanted the whole of the EU to use the same weights and measures throughout. I wonder if anything will revert back after Brexit?

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              1. John says:

                Brexit is still ongoing? I forgot about it! So much political BS, Honestly, I wish the UK had never joined regardless of my being American. I still feel a connection to England.

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                1. It’s meant to be over by the start of next year … I think we’re all in the inertia stage now 😴 It’s lovely that you feel a connection to England, there is so much tradition, culture, history and a language for us to share πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ₯°

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                  1. John says:

                    I hope it’s over, and the the UK will come away in fine shape after. We are so much alike in my view as many Americans including myself, have a genetic link back to our mother country. If I could travel out of this country to anyplace, I’d choose the United Kingdom right away! I have at least four online friends there I’d love to meet, and see as much as I could. β€οΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§β€οΈ

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                    1. If you do make it here John, please do let us know! πŸ˜ƒ We would love to see you!

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  3. Apples and berries and almonds – definitely my kind of cake! πŸ™‚

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    1. It is a really good combination πŸ˜€

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  4. thewhitehairedweaver says:

    Sounds so delicious! Also my favorite flavors!

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    1. Thank you! I wish we could hand you a slice. I was just thinking about you – I hope you are progressing on the road to recovery xx

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  5. beth says:

    This is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Laurie! πŸ™‚

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  6. Jo says:

    This sounds great – and I’d love to see inside that recipe book…

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    1. I wish I could lend it to you! I’m working my way through it, so plenty of the recipes should make it onto the site, with luck πŸ™‚

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      1. Jo says:

        I’ll definitely be trying out that cake – and will keep my eye opened for other recipes on the site.

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  7. Sheree says:

    Looks light and delicious

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    1. Thanks Sheree … it is a very fluffy cake πŸ™‚

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  8. Marvellous texture. Wise family πŸ™‚

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    1. We never agree with the stated portion sizes … not with a teenager in the house πŸ™‚

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  9. Yum! Don’t know about a family of 7, I could eat that by myself!

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    1. This is another one of my recipes where I have no idea how long it might last for, because it didn’t even get to cool before it had vanished πŸ™‚

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  10. This looks delicious and just the thing for those overripe raspberries… I picked a good breakfast bowl full of them this morning, and a great idea of the over-spill and those apples that have been left much too long in our fruit bowl.. πŸ™‚
    Many thanks Mrs TP for this lovely recipe…. I have ear-marked this page to my recipe section… And will let you know if I bake it.. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Sue πŸ™‚ Sounds like your allotment is doing very well! I hope you get to try the recipe, it is really delicious – and yes, please do let me know xxx

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      1. I surely will πŸ˜€

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  11. TanGental says:

    You’re cruel and heartless. I have apples, I have raspberries and I have almond… what am I meant to do now, for Pete’s sake? More cake!

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    1. Yes, absolutely. It is the universe telling you to eat more cake πŸ™‚

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      1. TanGental says:

        Good old universe…

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  12. I am waiting for the technology where I can reach into this blog post and grab a slice! That looks/sounds delicious!

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    1. Haha! Right!? πŸ˜‚

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    2. I very much wish I could share it with you all πŸ™‚ Hope you had a lovely weekend Tierney xxx

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  13. Blogs by J says:

    Beautiful dessert! Thank you sir sharing!

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ x

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  14. Looks like splendid cake, and with two sorts of fruit plus nuts it must be healthy! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes! There’s at least two of your five a day buried amongst all of the fluffy cake sponge πŸ˜€

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    That looks delicious!
    Dwight

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    1. Thanks very much! πŸ™‚

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  16. Delicious!! Love the fruit combination πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  17. kutukamus says:

    Seven people. And a cake like this, for eight. My, with me and bros and sis years years ago, it sure gonna be chaos! πŸ™‚

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    1. πŸ™‚ Cakes never last very long at all in big families x

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  18. What a beautiful Recipe, just my type of 🍰🀩

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    1. Thank you! πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

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  19. Reblogging this amazing Recipe as my 100th post 😍😍
    Also Special because it’s my birthday πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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    1. Happy Birthday Shaheen! Have a wonderful day 🎈

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      1. Thank you so much πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  20. zinderellie says:

    Looks delish!! πŸ˜‹

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  21. Silver Stone says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this very lovely recipe! Maybe I might give it a try someday

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    1. Thank you very much – do let me know if you do, and if you make any changes or tweaks I can add them to the post x

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  22. Geri Lawhon says:

    This looks so delicious, thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

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    1. You’re very welcome – thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  23. everything in here looked so good i just kept liking all of your comments….thanks for posting this and bringing us so much joy…..

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    1. Thank you so much Sophia, I’m really glad you enjoyed reading through our little site – thank you for visiting x πŸ™‚

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      1. it was my pleasure and i’m so glad to see your reply. can I also invite you to my youtube channel? I just started out and it will help to have encouragement from new connections like yours. Let me know and I will share the link.

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