Apple cake surprise

Total time: 1hr 35m
Preparation Time: 35m

For 8 piece

Nutritional Information

Contains 391 Kcal, 8g Protein, 33g Carbohydrates, 24g Fat


  • Almond sponge
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 90 g sugar
  • 90 g shelled ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp white flour
  • 3 egg white
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Apple compote
  • 2 apples, cut into approx. 1 cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Lemon crumble
  • 50 g shelled ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp white flour
  • 2 tbsp coarse cane sugar
  • 40 g butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 0.5 organic lemon, use grated zest only
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • 200 g double cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)
  • 25 g butter, soft
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
  • Utensils
  • One circular tin (approx. 25 cm in diameter), greased

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  • Almond sponge

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the almonds and flour. Beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff, fold into the mixture. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin. Bake for approx. 25 mins. on the bottom shelf of an oven preheated to 180°C. Tip the cake out onto a cooling rack, allow to cool.
  • Apple compote

    Mix the apples and all the remaining ingredients in a pan, cover and cook over a low heat for approx. 8 mins. until just soft. Remove the cinnamon stick, allow the compote to cool.
  • Lemon crumble

    Mix the almonds, flour and sugar. Add the butter and lemon zest, rub by hand to form a crumbly mixture, spread onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for approx. 15 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 180°C.
  • Cream cheese frosting

    Mix the cream cheese with all the other ingredients, chill for approx. 20 mins.
  • Serve:

    Spread the cream cheese frosting and apple compote on top of the almond sponge, sprinkle with the crumble topping.

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