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Apple and Amaretto Crumble Cake
adapted from here
For the Cake:
250g peeled and coarsely grated apple
30g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons of Amaretto
210g plain flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
45g ground almonds
180ml sunflower oil
230g caster sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
For the Crumble:
70g plain flour
20g brown sugar
50g unsalted butter
Make the Crumble:
Put all the ingredients into a bowl. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until well incorporated and the mixture resembles course breadcrumbs. Set aside.
Make the Cake:
Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a 21cm x 11cm loaf tin with baking paper or a loaf tin liner and set aside.
Mix the apple, walnuts, lemon zest and Amaretto together in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in the ground almonds. Set aside.
Separate 2 of the eggs, keeping the whites separate while mixing the yolks with the third egg. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the oil and sugar together for about 1 minute. Slowly add the yolk and egg mixture. Quickly add the dry ingredients, followed by the apple mixture. Mix until just combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with the salt until stiff peaks form. Gently fold them into the cake mixture.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin and sprinkle the top evenly with the crumble mixture. Bake for 60 - 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin. Remove from tin when the cake is room temperature.