Almond and tamarillo cake
( SERVES 8 )
Photo by Guy Coombes
Who can resist a moist cake? You can team this almond cake with any fruit in season, especially in summer with apricots or plums. Macerate the tamarillos first as this helps withdraw the juices, which add to the cake’s delicious texture. Always popular, this cake provides sweet-tartness and crunch all in one bite. Serve it with icecream or yoghurt and everyone will be lining up for seconds.
|5||Tamarillos, peeled and sliced|
|150 g||Almond butter|
|½||Orange, zest and juice|
|¾ cup||Self raising flour|
|½ tsp||Baking powder|
|100 g||Ground almonds|
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 23cm tin with baking paper.
- Place tamarillos into a small bowl with the first quantity of sugar. Stir and leave for 30 minutes to macerate.
- Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until well beaten. Fold in cinnamon, orange, flour, baking powder and almonds mixing until well combined. Pour into cake tin. Spread tamarillos over the top with the juice. Place into the oven for 30 minutes.
- To make the topping, in a small bowl combine butter, sugar, orange, cinnamon and almonds. Sprinkle over the cake after 30 minutes then continue to cook for 20 minutes until set and nicely browned.
- Serve with icecream or lashings of lightly whipped cream.