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Apple Cardamom Cake

Close up of the top of an apple and cardamom cake with apples displayed in a sprial

What’s going on? I have recipes all over my desk.  I’ve made a decision to not look at another until I’ve sorted out this mess. So to start clearing some space, I’ve translated this apple cardamom cake recipe into Thermomix speak.  So both conventional and Thermomix methods are listed below.

I have little piles of “I’ve got to try this”, “Tried but needs a tweak”, “this doesn’t work but try…..next time?”, “My favourite…to be converted for the Thermomix”.  Gosh, the list goes on.  Sounds like it’s neat when I say little piles.  Well, I know where everything is Wayne!  lol

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The Apple Cardamom Cake recipe is one that I tested ages ago, and simply had not got around to posting till now. I found it in the “yum pile”. Hehehee.

Close up of the top of an apple and cardamom cake with apples displayed in a sprial

Apple Cardamom Cake

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Apple Cardamom (sometimes cardamon) Cake. Delicious comfort food, This is another keeper.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Course Afternoon Tea, Cake, Morning Tea
Cuisine German
Servings 12 serves
Method Thermomix and Conventional

Equipment

  • 1 Thermomix or Stand Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 45 g butter room temperature
  • 95 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 170 g whipping cream
  • 65 g ground almonds
  • 65 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder or pods for the Thermomix if you like
  • 1/4 cup roasted almond flakes plus extra for serving

Instructions
 

Conventional Mixer Method

  • Preheat the oven to 175°c.
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch pan. Core apples and cut thin slices. Place apple slices in water and squeeze half a lemon into the bowl to avoid discolouration.
  • Take the ¼ cup of almonds flakes and roast in the oven for 10 to 12 mins or pop them in a frying pan but keep an eye on them as they burn quickly.
  • Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer and at medium speed, beat the sugar and butter until light and creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the bowl when needed. Reduce the speed to low and add the rest of the ingredients except roasted almonds.
  • Gently stir in the roasted almonds and pour batter into cake pan. Arrange sliced apples in a circular fashion and press lightly onto the batter. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out nearly clean.
  • Let the cake stand for 5- 10 minutes on a rack before turning it out. Serve with a drizzle of custard and sprinkle roasted almonds on top.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat the oven to 175°c
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch pan. Core apples and cut thin slices. Place apple slices in water and squeeze half a lemon into the bowl to avoid discolouration.
  • Take the ¼ cup of almonds flakes and roast in the oven for 10 to 12 mins or pop them in a frying pan but keep an eye on them as they burn quickly.
  • Put the cardamom pods into a clean, dry Thermomix bowl and turn to reverse speed +5 for 10 seconds. Viola, it removes the seeds from the husks. Clever little Thermomix.
  • Remove the husks then grind the seeds on speed 9 for 10 seconds
  • Add the sugar and mill for 5 seconds on speed 9.
  • Add the butterfly attachment and your butter to the TM bowl and mix on speed three till the mix is light and creamy. Don’t skip this bit.
  • While the butterfly is spinning on speed 3, add the eggs one at a time, waiting for 5 – 10 seconds between each addition and scraping the bowl if needed.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except roasted almonds) to the bowl reduce the speed to 2.5 to incorporate the elements. Gently stir in the roasted almonds on reverse speed + 2.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Arrange sliced apples in a circular fashion and press gently onto the batter. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out nearly clean.
  • Let the cake stand for 5- 10 minutes on a rack before turning it out. Sprinkle roasted almonds on top and serve with one of my yummy ice-creams or yours.

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