Almond Cake with Blue Cheese and Figs

9:00 pm on 26 September 2005

Serves: 8


  • 225gms butter
  • 285gms caster sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • 230gms ground almonds
  • 90gms flour
  • dried Turkish figs and blue cheese to serve


Preheat the oven to 175°C

Butter and paper the bottom of a 28cm diameter cake tin. Cream the butter, sugar and zest until pale and thick. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in the almonds and flour and pour the mixture into the tin. Place in the oven and bake 30-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from the oven, cool, remove from the tin and serve in wedges with dried Turkish figs and your favourite blue cheese.

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