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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64 Comments

  1. 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.

    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™‚ 🍰

              1. 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.

                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₯°

                  1. 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

  2. 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™‚

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

      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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