Moderate
90 mins
Serves 20cm cake

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Spiced Chunky Apple and Almond Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 large or 3 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing cake pan
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tablespoons rice flour
  • 1½ tablespoons maize cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 100g (1 cup) LUCKY ALMOND MEAL
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line base of a 20cm round springform cake pan.
  • 2. Cut apples into quarters and remove core. Peel and cut one quarter into thin slices and reserve. Coarsely grate enough of the remaining apple to measure 11/4 cups.
  • 3. Using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 4. Sift flours, baking powder and spices together over a bowl. Stir in the Lucky Almond Meal to combine well. Fold the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Stir in the vanilla and grated apple to combine well. Spread cake batter into prepared cake pan. Arrange the reserved apple slices over the surface.
  • 5. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • 6. Store in airtight container for up to 4 days.

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