Apple cake with almond paste and ginger
Submitted by omaria on March 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Very nice cake.Recipe from "De keuken van Johanna" she got it from a Dutch grocery store magazine.
Allerhande magazine, from Dutch grocery store.
- File under
- apple cake
200 gr. butter
200 gr. sugar
200 gr. flour (I used KAF AP)
2 tbs.chopped candied ginger
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 medium size apples (I used 3)
2 tbs. Calvados (Apple brandy I did not have any, so skipped this)
150 gr. almond paste
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 5 cake pan. Cream butter and sugar with your mixer for about 10 min. Add eggs, one by one. The egg should be fully incorporated before you add the next one. Add the flour,ginger,salt and lemon zest.
Peel apples and slice them very thin like potato chips. One of those grater-slicer things works well. Put slices in a bowl and sprinkle the Calvados over them , along with a little flour(about a tbs.) With the same slicer, slice the almond paste.
Put 1/3 of the batter in cake pan.smooth out the top as best as you can. Put half of apple slices and half of almond paste slices on top of the batter.
Put another 1/3 of batter over that . Put last half of apples and almond paste on top of that and cover with the final 1/3 of batter
Bake in middle of the oven for about 1 hr.and 15 min. (I covered the top of cake with some foil at 50 min.
Let cool for 15 min. and take out of pan.