Apple cake with almond paste and ginger


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)
4 eggs
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.


Submitted by brendabaker on Thu, 2012-09-13 15:11.

OK; I'm not sure if anyone will see this post because the recipe has been here for a while and it seems that no one else has tried it. It's been on my list of to-do since first came across it, and am I glad I finally made it! This is one serious Holiday cake! WOW! My 2nd ex-mother-in-law ( thats too many when you number them ;/ ) made an apple cake at Christmas that everyone coveted for a gift. But this cake will be reserved for top of the gift list! It is SOOOO good. I had to make several substitutions and goofed on other directions. I did have a scale to convert grams to ozs. so that worked out well. Used KAF soft diced ginger, didn't have Calvados so I mixed KAF Boiled Cider and some regular Brandy (YUMMM), I thought about buying some Calvados, but why? As long as I have Boiled Cider I'm good to bake. Used Gala apples, Granny Smith may be better for cooking, didn't have almond paste, but WAIT... I have KAF Almond Schmear!! How lucky can you get? I also added some vanilla and almond flavoring (1/2 tsp.each). Forgot, in my haste, to put the 1 Tbls. flour on the apple slices (;/) so I was kinda sweating that as I waited for the cake to finish cooking. Didn't know if it would be a gloppy mess or not. NOT! This is the best cake. All the flavors together are spectacular! Thanks KAF! My gift list is done. Oh, I also used KAF Cake Enhancer. All ingredients KAF where applicable. Also had to bake in a 10 x 5 KAF bread pan. Please try this recipe!

Submitted by omaria on Fri, 2012-10-05 10:56.

Hi Brenda, I just read your letter. I am so glad you like the cake! I think I will bake it again at Thanksgiving for the dessert table. Ria.