Almond Apple Cake

Almond Apple Cake

I've made this cake at least 100 times. It always comes out perfect and delicious. It is one of my family's favourites and I made this one for my mother's birthday. This cake is wonderful with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Happy Birthday Mom.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 9 inch springform pan.

2. In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Stir into the eggs, yogurt, butter and almond extract.

4. Stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture just until combined.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange apples over the batter.

6. For the topping; combine almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the topping over apples.

7. Bake for 1 hour or until cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.


Anonymous said...

How absolutely yummy and Happy Birthday to Mom!

Laura Paterson said...

Funnily enough I was just trawling the net looking for cake recipes!

I need a 12" pan one though - don't suppose you know how to up the quantities?? (way beyond my maths!!) Because this is just the kind of thing I am looking for!

Nic said...

Happy birthday to your mom, hope she enjoyed this delicious looking cake!

Bunny said...

I love baking with apples, this cake is so pretty! I bet your Mom will love it! Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I can completely understand why you've made it so many times - it looks wonderful, Dragon!

Happy birthday to your mom!

Doo Dah said...

Happy Bday Dragon's Momma!

I am SOOOO gonna make this and eat it all up. I love apple and almond OMG ! ! ! !

Have a great weekend Dragon!

Lo said...

What a timely post... local apples are just coming into their own here in Wisconsin. So, this is going into my "to try" pile!

Maria said...

Wow, this cake is gorgeous! It is almost apple seaon! I will be making this one for sure!

Adam said...

That cake looks great, Dragon. I like your Mom's style... so very different from your same old birthday cake. I'd make this for my mom too, and hang out with some coffee with her :)

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm sooo not a, for real - i'm not. So, you bake...I eat - lol!


Natasha said...

This seems incredibly simple and I love almonds! With the apple season just around the corner, I think I'll try this soon. Will let you know when I do!

Manger La Ville said...

This looks delicious, perfect for the arrival of fall. Yummy!!! I love almonds, looking all lightly toasted on top of anything.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Happy birthday Mom Dragon!
The cake is beautiful, I love those sliced almonds on top, yummmm for crunch!

White Toast with Butter said...

Happy Birthday wishes! Oh baby that cake looks great.

Deeba PAB said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA OF D DRAGON...what a wonderful cake this is. I have apples & almond flakes. I've got an insane desire to try it at once...will have to wait until tomorrow!! Great post.

vanillasugarblog said...

I would grow to like this too. Warm cake with some vanilla ice cream.

Happy Homebaker said...

This look absolutely delicious! I'm gonna try make this soon, thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Glad I found your blog.

Susan said...

Just baked this cake...smells great and looks great. I was looking for a recipe to use up some of our apples and this one is a keeper. The combination of apples and almonds is great!! thanks for sharing

Dragon said...

noble: Thanks

kittie: Let me work on that one for you.

nicisme: She did, thanks.

bunny: Thanks

patricia: Thanks

doo dah: The flavours work really well together.

lo: I'm nothing if not timely. :)

maria: Let me know how it turns out.

adam: My mom's not a big fan of buttercream icing. :)

darius: It's a deal!

natasha: Simple and yummy.

manger: There is almost nothing better than toasted almonds.

clumbsy: Thanks

Andrew's Mom: Thanks

Passionate: You better get to baking then. :)

dawn: Vanilla ice cream is perfect with this.

happy homebaker: You're welcome!

gotnomilk: Me too and thanks!

susan: I'm so glad you liked it!

Vera said...

The cake looks delicious! No wonder it's your family's favorite!

Jeanne said...

Happy birthdy to mom, happy birthday to mom... The cake looks fabulous - simple yet delicious :)

Laura Paterson said...

I think I've worked it out - I 'll hopefully be trying it soon :D

test it comm said...

That cake looks really good! I like the perfectly golden brown almond slices all over the top.

♥ mesa para 4 said...

I´ve been away ...look what I have missed...great cake...Parabéns Mãe..

Nina Timm said...

I make a mean cup of coffee, so if you bring this cake along we can have fun!!!! It looks delicious!!

Anonymous said...

Mmm a tried and true recipe. that's what I'm talking about.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I saw Deeba make this cake and rushed on over here.I have added you to my Canadian Blogger list on my side bar. As an aside I gre up in Cambridge, Ontario:D

Hanaâ said...

That cake was great. I tried it a while back (made some minor tweaks here and there). I was pleasantly surprised about the almond/apple flavor combo. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Nabeela said...

Thanks for the recipe. I made it today...I am planning to submit it in a bake-sale/bake-off tomorrow!

Amanda said...

This looks absolutely fabulous. Bookmarked and can't wait to try it!

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