Ginger Almond Apple Cake

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We are fruit family. Our kitchen counter is always placed with bowls of fruits. Apples are always one of the them. And you know what, they are always local apples. Not just in Canada, but even close to our home, British Columbia.

As a supporter of local farms, we love BC Tree Fruits. They have been bringing a community of passionate local families together to grow fresh, local fruit (apples, pears, peaches, cherries) in Okanagan Valley since 1936. These grower families depend on the natural resources and use growing methods that ensure the protection and longevity of these resources, which is why every piece of fruit is conventionally and sustainably grown. And when you see the BC Tree Fruits label, you can be sure that you are choosing non-GMO fruit of the highest quality.

BC Tree Fruits grow over 12 fresh, premium apple varieties: Ambrosia, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Nicola, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Spartan, Sunrise, and Salish. One of our favourites is Ambrosia. Ambrosias are sweet, firm, and crisp, perfect to eat alone and bake, but they are also great for salads as they don’t brown as quickly.

This lovely ginger apple almond cake has everything you want in a cake – flavourful apples, crunchy almonds, and aromatic ginger spice. Also it’s a very simple, elegant, and delicious cake that takes no time to put together!

Ingredients (an 8-inch cake):
1 cup and 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 tablespoons ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons milk
2 apples, thinly sliced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.
Whisk together flour, almond, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a bowl of a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and mix until incorporated.
With the mixer on low, add half of the flour mixture, then milk, and the remaining flour mixture. Mix until combined.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan. Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake centre comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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