1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160° fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a 20cm round cake pan.
2.Chop apples and drain on paper towel for 10 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, sift flour and spices into a large bowl. Stir in sugar and almond meal. Using a wooden spoon, lightly fold combined cream, egg and vanilla into the dry ingredients. Fold apple through. Pour into prepared pan.
4.Sprinkle top with almonds. Bake for 60-75 minutes, until cooked when tested with skewer.
5.Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar, serve with cream, if desired.
Use any well drained canned fruit you prefer.Note