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Apple cake with apple syrup glaze

 

Serves 8

 

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment and grease the sides.

In a food processor, place:

            1½ cups sugar

            1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

            Zest of 1 lemon

Mix well. Add:

            2 cups almonds, finely ground

Mix until combined. Add, one at a time:

            5 eggs

Beat the eggs until well incorporated. Add:

            1 cup flour

            ½ teaspoon sea salt

Add:

            2 tart wild apples, cored and grated

Briefly mix to combine. Scrape the batter into prepared pan.

On top of the batter, attractively arrange:

            2 tart wild apples, cored and sliced

Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes. While the cake is baking, make the cider glaze.

 

Cider glaze

In a small saucepan, combine:

            ½ cup sugar

            ½ cup hard (or sweet) cider

Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add:

            ¼ cup lemon juice

Stir to combine. Set aside, keeping warm.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, slowly pour the warm glaze over it, cooling to room temperature before removing from pan.

 

Serve at room temperature.