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desserts-baking

Swedish Apple and Almond Cake

The perfect cake to celebrate autumn.

60 8
Swedish Apple and Almond Cake | DonalSkehan.com, The perfect cake to celebrate autumn.

desserts-baking

Swedish Apple and Almond Cake

The perfect cake to celebrate autumn.

60 8
Saturday, November 17, 2012

110g butter plus extra for greasing

150g soft light brown sugar

2 large free range eggs

210g plain flour, sifted

1tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cardamom

300g peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large apple)

50g flaked almonds

3 tbsp apple or apricot jam

 

20cm cake tin with a removable base

 

60 mins
Serves 8

Where we stay in Sweden the gardens are filled with apple trees heavy with fruit every Autumn. Although I love the summer in Sweden, the Autumn is quite unique and equally special. This apple and almond cake is a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons fruit and is heavily spiced with comforting cinnamon and cardamom.

 

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with a removable base.
With an electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until they are incorporated.
Fold through the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and cinnamon until you have a thick cake batter. Stir through the apple and pour the batter into the cake tin.

TOP TIP

The batter will be thick, so use a spatula to spread across the base of the tin.
Spread the almonds of top of the cake and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Cover with tin foil if the almonds brown too much.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool. As the cake is cooling, heat the jam in a saucepan until runny and brush over top of the cake.
60 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients

110g butter plus extra for greasing

150g soft light brown sugar

2 large free range eggs

210g plain flour, sifted

1tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cardamom

300g peeled, cored and sliced cooking apple (Shouldn’t be more than one large apple)

50g flaked almonds

3 tbsp apple or apricot jam

 

You'll Need

20cm cake tin with a removable base

 

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  • http://twitter.com/AvellaGfx Simone Avella

    i’ m italia. and our cakes are pastiera and baba but this apple and almond  cake  is very great for my children and my husband… i ‘ ll make it for  sunday’s lunch……. bye and god save obama and his family……
    …….

  • Orlaith Hickey

    Mine is in the oven. I haven’t got apricot or apple jam so hoping marmalade will do… will report on it later

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Ooh sounds delish!

  • Orlaith Hickey

    Delish … am keeping this recipe and will make it over and over !

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear!