This tasty almond cake recipe is hard to beat, plus easier than you might think to prepare!
(Recipe shot & created by @anna_janecka )
¾ Cup Light or brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 2/3 Cup Flour
2 ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
¾ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce.
1/3 Cup + 2 TBS Hilltop Everyday Blossom Honey.
½ Cup Sliced toasted almonds.
½ Cup Warm honey for soaking.
Preheat oven to 170C. Line the bottom of 22 cm round pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder together. set aside.
In a large measuring cup, mix the applesauce and honey together. Set aside.
In a bowl of a standing mixer, place the sugar and eggs and mix medium speed for a few minutes until the mix is lighter in colour. 4-5 minutes
Change mixer speed to low and slowly drizzle the oil into the bowl. Allow to incorporate. Return speed to medium.
Add the flour in 3 additions alternating with the Applesauce honey mix.
Pour batter into greased pan.
Bake until the centre is golden, and a toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the cake. About 25-30 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven and let cool.
When ready to top the cake. Preheat oven to 150C. Remove the cake from the pan and place it on a cooling rack placed on a cookie sheet.
With a small toothpick, cook the cake brushes it with warm honey and top with almonds.
Bake for 5 minutes. Allow the cake to completely cool before placing in a serving dish.