Nanou's apple and almond cake


Nanou's apple and almond cake
Apples and almonds are the dominant flavours in this old family cake recipe, but these are joined by delightful notes of lemon and rum.
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Last modified on: November 14th 2021

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Put 120 g caster sugar and 120 g butter in a mixer bowl and beat together.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Add 120 g flour, 1 egg, 80 g cream, 150 g ground almonds and 2 pinches fine (or table) salt.

Beat until evenly mixed.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Peel 800 g apples, then slice and put into a bowl. Pour over 2 tablespoons rum and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and mix well.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Butter a loaf tin or mould and spread 1/3 of the cake batter in the bottom.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Add half the apples.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Top with another 1/3 of the batter.

Stage 7 - 4 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Add the remaining apples.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Then the rest of the batter.

Stage 9
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Keep any liquid left in the bowl from the apples (lemon juice + rum).

Stage 10 - 1 hour
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, drizzle the lemon-rum liquid over the top.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
Nanou's apple and almond cake
Leave to cool in the tin before turning out.
Remarks
You can easily adapt this recipe to make a pear version.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Source
Home made, based on a recipe by Nanou's mother, Giselle.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,587 Kcal or 15,018 Kj51 gr335 gr216 gr
179 %20 %32 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
239 Kcal or 1,001 Kj3 gr22 gr14 gr
12 %1 %2 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,587 Kcal or 15,018 Kj51 gr335 gr216 gr
179 %20 %32 %33 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 6.33 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Tarte Jurassienne, Apple Pie, Apple and almond gratin, Toffee apple upside-down cake, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond dacquoise, Apricot blancmange, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Nanou's chocolate cake, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Plum tart, Lime (or lemon) curd, New tiramisu, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Diplomat cream, Green beans "Napoléon", Apple Batter Puddings, Red rice pannequets, Citrus tart, ... All
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