Matcha Almond Apple Cake with Sake Glaze Recipe

Desserts | Fall/Winter | Recipes
November 12th, 2019
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This Matcha Almond Apple Cake is made with just almond paste, almond flour and eggs.  It makes for a nice and light cake that is glazed with some sweet sake.

Aiya Matcha has sponsored this post, however all words, stories and recipes are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that make this blog possible!

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Super Easy Apple Cake

This Matcha Almond Apple Cake is a hybrid of some of my husbands favorite flavors through out his life. He grew up as one of the few Asian kids in a predominantly American-Italian neighborhood in New Jersey.  He also spend some time living and working in Germany in his 20’s.  So I merged together this Italian inspired Almond cake and added fresh apples to it (much like a German Apple cake) and flavored it with some earthy Aiya Matcha (he is Japanese).  I have to say it all comes together quite well, especially when finished with a Sake Apple Glaze.

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I don’t use many gadgets in kitchen (I’m still off the Instapot wagon), but I do love love my processor.  This  Apple Cake is one of those recipes where you dump all the ingredients in the food processor and then pour it into a cake pan and bake.  Super simple.

Because it’s made with just almond paste, almond flour and eggs, it has no gluten.  When there is no gluten you can blitz the batter with no worries of getting a gummy cake.

Ingredients

I’m going to list what is in the cake here, but please refer to the recipe card down below for the actual quantities.

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  1. Culinary Grade Aiya Matcha
  2. Almond Paste
  3. Almond Flour
  4. Eggs
  5. Melted Vegan Butter (but you can totally use regular butter here 1 to 1)
  6. Baking Powder
  7. Vanilla Extract or Paste
  8. Apples
  9. Icing Sugar
  10. Sweet Sake

Step By Step Instructions

To make this cake I would recommend blending together the Almond Paste and Melted Butter First.  This takes out all the lumps to ensure a super smooth batter.

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Next add in the almond flour and it should almost look like cookie batter.

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Add in all the eggs all at once and now it become Apple Cake Batter.  The Aiya Matcha, Vanilla Extract or Paste and Baking Powder goes in now.  Feel free to just put all these ingredients in the blender all at once after you do the almond paste and melted butter step.  I did it this way so you can see how the batter changes along the way.

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Decorating The Cake with Pink Apples

Because we are decorating the top of the cake, using a spring form pan is ideal.  You will be able to get the cake out easier, keeping the top intact.  To prep the pan, spray it with some oil and dust with some matcha powder.  I also like to line the bottom with some parchment paper.  These pre-cut paper rounds are just so handy.  It acts as extra protection just to make sure the cake gets out.

Since we are deep into apple season I used some Pink Lady Apples.  It’s a great contrast to the green matcha, but you can use any apple that bakes well.

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The Bon Appetit text kitchen recommends these:

I peeled them and then cut them into 4 wedges.  Then cut each wedge into thin slices and placed each wedge into the cake batter.  Be creative here and cut and arrange as you wish.  There are lots of ways to decorate apple cakes.

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I brushed the apples with some more melted butter and sprinkled some sugar on top, then it was off to the oven to bake.

Sake Glaze

While the cake is baking make the glaze by mixing together sweet sake and icing sugar. Once the cake is out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes and then pour in the glaze.  It will get into the cake and make it super moist.  Leave to cool fully.

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Once the cake is cool, take out of the cake tin and place on a cake stand.  Dust with more Aiya Matcha and serve with a warm Matcha Latte.

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Here are some other Aiya Matcha Treats You Might Enjoy

Matcha Spanish Bread Recipe

Grain Free Matcha Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Matcha Pandan Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Matcha Goma Dango with Red Bean Paste Recipe

Japanese Style Parfait with Matcha Pandan Syrup

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Matcha Almond Apple Cake with Sake Glaze

This Matcha Almond Apple Cake is made with just almond paste, almond flour and eggs. It makes for a nice and light cake that is glazed with some sweet sake.

Aiya Matcha has sponsored this post, however all words, stories and recipes are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make this blog possible!

Course Dessert
Cuisine German, Gluten Free, Italian, Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

Apple Cake

  • 1 Tablespoon Aiya Culinary Grade Matcha
  • 1 1/2 Cup Melted Butter + 1 Tablespoon Extra
  • 1 Tube Amond Paste Cut into Disks
  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Paste
  • 2 Apples Peeled and Cut Into Wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar

Sake Glaze

  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Sake

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • 9 or 10 inch Spring Form Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Oil Spray

Instructions

Make the Cake Batter

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the spring form pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.  Dust with Aiya Culinary Grade Matcha Powder.

  2. Place the almond paste and melted butter in the food processor and blitz until smooth.  Add in the almond flour, eggs, matcha powder, vanilla and baking powder.  Blitz again until super smooth.  Pour into the prepared spring form pan.

  3. Cut each apple wedge into thinner slices and arrange on top of the batter.  Brush the apple slices with the reserved butter and sprinkle the whole cake with sugar.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until it starts to get golden around the edges and starts to pull away from the pan. 

Make the Sake Glaze

  1. In the last 10 minutes of baking time make the sake glaze.  Place the powdered sugar in a large bowl and add in the sake bit by bit until it's nice and runny.

  2. Once the cake is out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes and then pour in the glaze. It will get into the cake and make it super moist. Leave to cool fully.

  3. Once the cake is cool, take out of the cake tin and place on a cake stand. Dust with more Aiya Matcha

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