One of the great things about cooking with Redlove® apples is that their colour becomes even more vibrant when you bake them. How pretty do those Redlove® apples look, crowning the cake? Enjoy the flavours of this delicious dessert – tart Redlove® apples perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the cake and the aromatic ground almonds. It’s also gluten free!
PREPARATION TIME – 30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME – 60 MINUTES
3 cups raw or roasted almonds, with skins
125g unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
3 Redlove® apples
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Icing sugar, to serve
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
Using a food processor or nutribullet, grind the almonds into almond meal (until they are fine consistency). Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and ¾ cup sugar until it is pale and creamy, approximately 10 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after adding each. Mix in the vanilla bean paste. Fold in the almond meal until well combined.
Grease a 25cm cake or tart tin with butter. Add the cake batter to the tart.
Peel, core and halve the apples, and thinly slice. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix until the sugar has coated the apples. Arrange them on top of the cake. Bake for 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to sit in the baking tin until completely cool. Dust with icing sugar and enjoy! The cake will have a very moist texture and tastes wonderful with vanilla ice cream.