Recipe – apple cake with cinnamon and almond paste

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Hi everyone,

It’s been quite some time now since my last blog post.. There have been so many other things on my mind that I have hardly done any baking at all before today.

I hope you have enjoyed your summer as much as I have and that you’ll like the recipe I’m sharing today! It’s a light and airy vanilla flavored cake with apples, cinnamon and chewy almond paste. It’s also very easy to bake, absolutely delicious and pretty to look at! 🙂

The cake is for about 8 people. You’ll need:

  • 2 eggs (room temp.)
  • 180 g sugar
  • 50 g butter
  • 180 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 50 g water or milk
  • 2 apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 60 g almond paste 

1.. Set the oven to 175 C / 350 F.

2.. Whisk eggs and sugar with an electrical mixer until white and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).

3.. Melt the butter.

4.. Mix together flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar in a bowl.

5.. Add the water and about half of the flour mixture to the eggs and fold it in gently, then add butter and the rest of the flour mixture and fold that in as well to a smooth batter. A few small lumps of flour is OK!

6.. Pour the batter into a greased tin, approx. 22 cm / 9 inches in diameter.

7.. Rinse the apples and cut into thin slices (you don’t have to peel them). Put them in a bowl, add the cinnamon and stir until the cinnamon is evenly distributed. Spread out the apples evenly on top of the batter. Crumble the almond paste on top.

8.. Bake in the lower part of the oven for 40 – 45 minutes; until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy the cake when it is still a little warm, preferably with some vanilla ice cream!

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