Apple and Nut Cake

Ingredients

Makes : 1 cake

  • For the Cake
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g ground nuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the Icing
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • lemon juice, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds

Directions to make the Apple and Nut Cake

  • Mix apples with rum and vanilla sugar; set aside for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a round springform cake tin.
  • Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in nuts, cocoa and cinnamon. Mix flour with baking powder and fold into the mixture one tablespoon at a time. Lastly, fold in apples.
  • Pour batter in prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the icing: Mix sugar with rum, enough lemon juice and 1-2 tablespoons lukewarm water to make a thin glaze. Brush onto cooled cake and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

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