Apple and cinnamon torte

A dessert that is easy to make and is sure to satisfy guests


  • 175g ground almonds
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g self – raising flour
  • 1 full tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, plus 1egg yolk
  • 4 apples, peeled cored and thinly sliced
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. 
  2. Butter and line the base of a loose bottomed 23cm/9in cake tin.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add the egg and egg yolk and beat in. 
  4. Add the ground almonds, flour and cinnamon. Beat lightly until evenly mixed.
  5. Tip half the mixture in the tin and smooth. 
  6. Spread the apples on top. 
  7. Top with the remaining cake mixture, spread and smooth.
  8. Bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes or until it is slightly risen and golden brown.
  9. Cool slightly, and then remove from tin. 
  10. Slide on to a plate and dust with icing sugar.
  11. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.