Almond Apple Cider Cake
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Almond Apple Cider Cake

A splendid apple cake made with ground almonds and flavoured with cider. The top, covered with flaked almonds and demerara sugar has a satisfying crunch to it.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: almonds, apples, autumn, cake, cider
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Choclette


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 225 g golden caster sugar I use cardamom sugar
  • 3 large eggs I use duck eggs
  • 100 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 100 g white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75 g ground almonds I grind them as needed for freshness & texture
  • 100 ml cider
  • 3 medium sized cooking apples 400g - peeled, cored and diced
  • 25 g flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar


  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one by one.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarb.
  • Add the apples and cider followed by the ground almonds and stir until just combined.
  • Scrape into a 23 cm round silicone cake mould or lined tin.
  • Scatter the flaked almonds over the top, followed by the demerara sugar.
  • Bake at 180C for about 40 minutes or until the cake is well risen, golden on the top and an inserted cake skewer comes out mostly clean.


Timings are approximate.