Biddy's Apple Cake from Dublin Cookery School


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  • 6 - 8 People


For the Cake: 

220g caster sugar

110g self-raising flour

110g ground almonds                                                                                

1 tsp baking powder

3 eggs, beaten

140g butter, melted

2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices or chunks

To decorate: 

Flaked almonds

Additional Equipment: 20cm springform pan with a removable base


This is a delicious Apple Cake that combines the sweetness of almonds, with the tartness of cooking apples to create a slice of cake that is melt-in-the-mouth memorable. Simple to make, it's the perfect dessert for the colder months bringing you warmth and comfort with every flavoursome bite. It's straight from Lynda Booth at the Dublin Cookery School, who was shown it by an old time friend, who won €1000 for the creation's recipe. So there you have it, this is a valuable apple cake recipe if ever there was one. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C, 140°C Fan, 325°F, Gas 3. Line the cake tin with a circle of bakewell/parchment paper on the base. Butter and flour the sides of the cake tin and shake out the excess.
  2. Mix the sugar, flour, ground almonds and baking powder together in a bowl. Add the beaten eggs and melted butter and stir well.
  3. Put one third of the batter into the cake tin. Place a layer of apples over the batter and then spoon the rest of the batter on top. Sprinkle the surface with flaked almonds. Bake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  4. Turn out onto a wire tray and leave to cool. This is delicious served as a cake with afternoon tea, or with a good dollop of cream for dessert.

A truly special Apple Cake Recipe. We hope you enjoy Biddy's delicious creation! 



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