Apple and walnut torta

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
60ml orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
40g dried cranberries
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 orange, zested
140g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
115g butter, melted
70g granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
250g diced peeled apples (about 2 apples)
60g chopped walnuts, toasted
Ice cream, for serving
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4.

2) In a small saucepan, heat the orange liqueur. Turn off the heat and add the cranberries, making sure all the cranberries are submerged in the liquid. Set aside.

3) In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and the orange zest. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

4) In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add the apples, walnuts, and drained cranberries. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 20 by 20 by 5cm glass baking dish or 20cm cake pan. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean, about 30 mins.

5) To serve: while still warm cut into squares or wedges and serve with ice cream.

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