Apple and mascarpone torta

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 10 people

  • 70 gm softened butter
  • 110 gm (½ cup) raw caster sugar
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 90 gm self-raising flour
  • 50 gm (1/3 cup) plain flour
  • 175 ml milk
  • 150 gm mascarpone
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  • Mascarpone filling
  • 350 gm mascarpone
  • 40 gm raw caster sugar
  • ½ egg, lightly beaten
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
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  • Apple topping
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced widthways
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • For brushing: melted butter
  • For scattering: demerara sugar
  • For dusting: icing sugar
01   Preheat oven to 170C. Beat butter, caster sugar and lemon rind in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy (2-3 minutes), scrape down sides of bowl and beat in egg. Sift in flours, fold to combine, stir in milk and mascarpone, spoon into a 23cm-diameter springform tin, buttered and dusted with flour, smooth top.
02   For mascarpone filling, whisk ingredients in a bowl until smooth, then spoon over cake batter and smooth top.
03   For apple topping, toss apple slices in lemon juice and arrange, overlapping slightly, on top of mascarpone mix. Brush with melted butter, scatter with demerara sugar, bake until golden and risen (50 minutes-1 hour). Cool in tin for 20 minutes, then run a sharp knife around sides of tin to loosen cake, remove sides of tin, cool cake to room temperature and dust with icing sugar. Torta will keep stored in an airtight container for 2 days.

Topics:

BAKING, WINTER, ITALIAN, PASTRY, DESSERT, APPLES, MASCARPONE

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

GERALDINE MUNOZ AND EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

May 2010

May 2010

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