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Wonderful Apple Dessert Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Wonderful Apple Dessert Cake, by , is from The Miami Country Day School Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Julie Saad
Added: Monday, September 22, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  

225g (8 oz) All purpose flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
225g (8oz) Caster sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
150g (5oz) butter,melted
350g (12oz) cooking apples,peeled and cored.
25g (1oz) flaked almonds

Directions:
Directions:

1. Lightly grease a deep 20cm(8 in) Loose-bottomed cake tin.
2.Measure the flour,baking powder,sugar,eggs,almond extract and melted butter into a bowl, mix well until blended,then beat for a minute.Spread half this mixture into the tin.Thickly slice the apples and lay on top of the mixture in the tin,piling mostly towards the centre.Using 2 dessertspoon, roughly spoon the remaining mixture over the apples.This is an awkward thing to do, but just make sure the mixture covers the centre well as it will spread out in the oven.Sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
3.Bake in the centre for about 1 1/4 hours until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
Serve the cake warm with vanilla ice-cream. Enjoy!
To prepare ahead:
Best made to serve warm,but can be made the day before.
To Freeze: Once cooked and cold, wrap and freeze.Use within 3 months.
To Thaw:
Thaw for 6 hours if time allows.

 

 

 

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