INGREDIENTS of Almond Cake Mix :-
225 g (8 oz) self-raising flour
50 g (2 oz) ground almonds
150 g (5 oz) softened butter
75 g (3 oz) castor sugar
2 large eggs
INGREDIENTS of Apple & Date Topping :-
450 g (1 lb) eating apples
50 g (2 oz) dates
50 g (2 oz) melted butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Grease a shallow 23 cm (9 inch) round flan tin, or a 14 x 36 cm (6 x 14 inch) rectangular tin.
Put the almond cake mix ingredients into a large bowl, and beat until thoroughly mixed.
Place the creamy mixture into the greased baking tin, and distribute evenly.
Wash, core, and thickly slice the apples. Stone the dates and chop them in half.
Arrange the apple slices, on top of the cake mixture.
Place half a date in the centre of each apple slice.
Carefully brush melted butter over the whole surface of the cake and fruit, and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
Bake at Gas Mark 5 / 375°F / 190°C (170°C for fan oven) for about 45 minutes until lightly brown, firm to touch, and shrunk slightly from the edges.
6 pieces fudge
150 ml (5 fl oz) double cream
Chop the fudge into smaller pieces, and melt together with the double cream.