Metis® Frangipane Cake


Metis® Frangipane Cake
There's a new fruit on the block that you might not be familiar with. Metis® is a hybrid fruit created by natural cross pollination by bees between selected apricot pollen and plum blooms. It’s a family of 4 fruits; Oxy, Tonic, Safari and Aroma each with their  own special characteristics.

From deep purple to rosy pink or ruby red, the Metis® family of fruits offers a kaleidoscope of tempting colours. Don't they look beautiful?!


Metis Fruit

Oxy – deep in colour and rich in antioxidants, complete with crunchy bite and juicy taste (this is the variety I used in this cake).
Tonic – sun drenched summers give this late August ripening Metis® extra goodness with a soft juicy bite.
Safari – a firm skin and crunchy bits develops to a deliciously sweet taste, making it a hit with kids.
Aroma – offers a full flavour experience with a distinctive taste and strong aroma.

Currently stocked in Tesco’s until November, Metis® are just as juicy as a traditional plum but easier to eat with a firmer crisper skin and therefore much better suited to lunchboxes! My kids have had them in their lunchboxes this week and enjoyed telling the other children (and teachers) in their class about them.

They are also great for baking with and this Metis® Frangipane Cake is not only yummy but also very easy to make. The slight tartness of the Metis® against the moist sweet almondy cake is yummy.


Metis® Frangipane Cake

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING METIS® FRANGIPANE CAKE

  • Add a few drops of almond extract to make it extra almondy in taste.
  • The cake will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container
  • Serve with custard for a yummy pudding

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Metis® Frangipane Cake

METIS® FRANGIPANE CAKE



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Metis Frangipane Cake

A quick and easy cake made with ground almonds and Metis® fruit. Serve with custard for a yummy pudding.
prep time: 10minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:


  • 4 Metis® halved and stoned
  • 150g Butter, softened
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ TSP Cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 125g Ground Almonds
  • 11/2 TSP Baking Powder

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c (160°fan) and line a 20cm springform tin.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugars then mix in all of the other ingredients apart from the metis fruit.
  3. Spoon into the 20cm greased springform tin then place the Metis® cut side down into the cake batter.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden. Cool before releasing from the springform tin.
  5. Serve warm with custard or cold with clotted cream.

NOTES:

Calories and nutritional information are for 1 portion.
calories
393
fat (grams)
24.9
sat. fat (grams)
10.8
carbs (grams)
38.7
protein (grams)
7.4
sugar (grams)
23.2


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Disclosure: I was sent some samples of Metis® and a grocery voucher to buy the ingredients for the cake. All thoughts are my own.
Beth Sachs
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2 comments:

  1. Wow, you learn something new everyday. I haven't heard of Metsis before so I will definitely be going to Tesco! Looks fantastic x

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