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🍎🍏French Apple-Almond Cake 🇫🇷

🍎🍏French Apple-Almond Cake 🇫🇷

I have a soft spot for apple cake because it's the first cake I ever baked way back at Brighton Secondary College, mid 70's. I also adore apples and almonds baked in cake.

Inspired totally from Baked From Scratch. I have tweaked the recipe slightly.

Ingredients  (You can use a 8 or 9 inch pan)
  • 2 small Granny Smith apples (370 grams) peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 red apple (185 grams) peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium egg (50 grams)
  • 1 cup (200 grams) plus 2 tablespoons (24 grams)  sugar, divided
  • 113 grams unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • ¾ cup (94 grams) plain flour
  • ¾ cup (72 grams) almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) full cream milk
  • 2 medium egg yolks (37 grams)
  • 1½ tablespoons (10.5 grams) flaked almonds
  • sprinkling of icing sugar to dust on the top
  1. Preheat oven to (180°C) and grease your pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine your apples. Microwave for about 2 minutes. Beat your egg and 2 tablespoons (24 grams) sugar until pale in color. Stir in melted butter, brandy, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together plain flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup (200 grams) sugar. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup batter and egg yolks. Stir in apples until combined, reserving ¼ cup (46 grams) apples. Spread egg yolk batter into prepared pan. Top with remaining batter and smooth the top. Press reserved ¼ cup (46 grams) apples into top of batter, and sprinkle with almonds.
  5.  Bake in bottom third of oven for 30 minutes. Then raise to the middle of oven, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes more, loosely covering with foil to prevent excess browning, if necessary. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cake to loosen before removing from pan. Let cool completely on base of pan. Dust lightly with icing sugar.

Enjoy with or without some Greek Yogurt, cream or ice cream.

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