Tuesday, 13 September 2011
The appliest Apple Cake
So this morning I made my favourite apple cake and thought I might share the recipe with you. You will need...
4oz softened butter (sorry, I still work in pounds and ounces for cooking...)
4oz demerara sugar
6oz wholemeal flour (plain)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1lb (ish) cooking apples (weigh first, then peel, core and grate them)
Beat together the sugar, butter and egg. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and beat until just combined. If you mix too much you will end up with one big blob here so less is more!
Pile the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin and bake for about an hour at 160C-170C (I have a fan oven which runs super hot so I bake this at 140C, adjust to suit your oven).
And there you have it! The texture is really moist and squdgy, almost like bread pudding, and the flavour is very very appley. Best eaten when it has cooled, although it is hard to wait I know. It goes beautifully with a nice piece of cheese, cheddar, or lancashire maybe... And as cakes go, it's pretty healthy - I'm sure a slice (or two) would count towards one of your 5-a-day...