Somerset Pomona, apple & almond cake

Somerset Pomona, apple & almond cake

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

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Serves 8
This simple cake makes a great dinner treat or serve with cream for a filling dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal388
  • fat22g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.52g
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium dessert apples
    Apples

    Apple

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  • knob of butter, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 200g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
    Eggs

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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almond
  • 2 tbsp Somerset Pomona, plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam

For the glaze

  • 1 tbsp Somerset Pomona

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin. Peel, core and slice the apples to about the thickness of a £1 coin. Melt the knob of butter in a large frying pan then tip in the apples. Cook over a medium heat, stirring every so often till softened, but not soggy, about 5 mins. Splash in the Pomona and leave to cool. Tip onto a plate to cool more quickly if you like.

  2. Using an electric whisk or wooden spoon, beat the softened butter and sugar until creamy and light. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating after each addition, then fold in the flour and almonds. Finally, fold in half of the cooled apples. Spoon the mix into the prepared tin, smooth the top and scatter with the rest of the apples, pressing down lightly into the batter.

  3. Bake for 1 hr, until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Check the cake after 45 mins, cover with foil if it’s browning too quickly. To make the glaze, warm the jam and Pomona in a small pan until the jam melts.

  4. Once the cake is out of the oven, prick it all over with a skewer and drizzle over a little more Pomona. Cool for 10 mins, then turn out of the tin and transfer to a wire rack. Brush the glaze over the apples and serve sliced, with dollops of Pomona cream. Best eaten on the day it’s made, or warmed through the next.

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T42
2nd Sep, 2016
5.05
Couldn't buy Pomona locally so used Amaretto as someone else suggested. Served as a dessert for friends - nothing left after meal- and there weren't 8 of us! Very good indeed.
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hasselk
15th Oct, 2012
5.05
Excellent. Used cognac. And semolina in stead of ground almonds. Took longer to bake: total of 80 minutes, and used foil against burning the top. Best eaten the next day.
debrat
11th Oct, 2012
4.05
This was nice. I used ordinary cider. It tasted like apple pie! It was nice cold too.
suzy30uk
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate.
suzy30uk
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Great recipe. I did substitute the Pomona for amaretto which enhanced the almond flavour and was scummy with clotted cream. My husband loves marzipan so he was a fan. I got lots of brownie points for this one. Thanks.
micheledb
9th Nov, 2011
I made this cake as I surplus apples from my parent's garden. I did make a few changes but stilled turned out really yummy:/) I have an allergy to nuts so I used fine polenta (cornmeal) instead of almonds. Exchanged the Pomona for different for dark rum and used marmalade to glaze. Delicious:/)
whatkatiedoes
29th Aug, 2011
5.05
Really yummy and fun to bake. I used Gala apples, omitted the booze and glaze, and added a dash of vanilla extract syrup. Equally good as a tea cake or dessert.
tashytutu
17th May, 2011
5.05
really easy to make and delicious. Made it for dessert and had it with ice cream. But would go equally well with creme fraiche. Or even just a cup of tea.
victoriadeprez
28th Mar, 2011
5.05
This is such an easy recipe with really yummy results! Will make again for sure.
dianecrtr4
14th May, 2010
5.05
Very easy to make and gone in a second. I have made this cake a few times and on my last attempt didnt have cider so found some brandy and it turned out just as nice.

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