½ tsp raspberry flavouring (optional)
300g fruit - I used apple, pear and strawberries but a mixture of stone fruit or berries would be fine.
Peel and core the apple and pear and chop into 1cm dice. Put into a bowl and sprinkle with a little lemon juice to prevent them from discolouring. Wash and cut the strawberries into similar sized chunks.
Butter and base line a 20cm round cake tin. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan.
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar using an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat in. Beat in the vanilla and flavouring.
Sift in the flour and fold in, followed by the ground almonds. Put the chopped fruit into a sieve and drain off the lemon juice then add to the mixture and stir in.
Transfer to the tin and level the top. Bake for about an hour until done. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.
Cuts into 8-10 slices.
Thanks to the New Blogger system for writing a post I no longer seem to be able to update the "pages" section in the blog. Which is more than just a nuisance, having spent hours compiling it not very long ago. It's really, really annoying and I am close to giving up.