Mos’s mum Rosaleen made this lovely cake the last time we were visiting. I’ve replicated myself since with summer berries instead of pears and it turned out just as nice, will have to try apples next! It’s a really easy recipe and goes well with ice cream or cream, heated or cold.


6ozs Ground Almonds

6ozs Castor sugar

6oz Butter or Marg

4 Eggs

1 tsp Almond Essence

Handful of flaked Almonds

Fruit of choice – tinned or fresh. The cake pictured used tinned pears.

Cream or Ice cream

What you do now

  1. Beat sugar and butter together until light and creamy. I find a fork is good to start off and move on to a wooden spoon once the mix gets softer
  2. Add the eggs and essence and beat in
  3. Add the ground almonds and mix well
  4. Line a 10 inch baking dish or tray with your choice of fruit
  5. Pour the mixture over the fruit and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top
  6. Cook at 190C for around 40 minutes until golden brown
  7. Cool on a wire rack
  8. Serve with some cream and fruit
  9. Bobs your uncle!