Easy Mini Apple and Almond Cakes

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Easy Mini Apple and Almond Cakes

Apple and almond mini cakes

These cakes are very simple to make and only use a small number of ingredients. They taste a little bit like a version of a Bakewell tart and are based on a remodelling of a Mary Berry recipe.

As we didn’t have any almond extract we used vanilla extract; instead of cooking apples we used a fairly sour eating apple and we also used slightly more apple too – about 80g and a few more almonds as well. We also used metal ramekin moulds as we didn’t have any rings.

If you can’t find self-raising flour in the Swiss supermarkets you can make your own using baking powder and normal flour or you can get self-raising flour in some of the Indian grocery stores off Lang Strasse and Josef Strasse in Zurich

They worked out fine and tasted really good – especially with some creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream. You could even team them us with apple sorbet too.

No strenuous beating or anything complicated is involved – and they are quick to make!

Ingredients

75g (2¾oz) melted butter

100g(3½oz) self-raising flour

100g (3½oz) caster sugar

1 free-range egg, beaten

½ tsp almond or vanilla extract

80g (3oz) peeled and thinly sliced apples

30g (1oz) flaked almonds

Serve with creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream

Method

  1. Set the oven to 175C and grease the ramekin with a little butter& place on a baking tray.
  2. Pour the melted butter into a large bowl and mix in the sugar, flour, egg and almond extract.Apple and almond mini cakes.
  3. Put a teaspoon of the mixture into each ramekin, place the apple slices on top and place another teaspoon of the mixture on top and level.Apple and almond mini cakes.
  4. Place a generous amount of flaked almonds on top and bake in over for 15 – 25 mins until golden brown.
  5. Cool for about 5 mins before taking out of ramekins and serve warm with ice cream or crème fraîche.

Apple and almond mini cakes

Enjoy these easy to make cakes. They make a great dinner party dessert served warm or are ideal as a  lunch box filer or on their own with a cup of tea.

For more baking ideas from the “Queen of Cakes” please visit the Mary Berry website.

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