Apple Day, lets eat cake!

| October 21, 2011 | 6 Comments

Seeing as it is Apple Day today, I thought I would share with you my adapted recipe for apple cake:

 

2 eggs

175 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling – I quite often use granulated sugar as I always forget to buy caster.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

85 g butter

75 ml milk

125 g plain flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, I often use nutmeg or omit instead, as I’m the only person at theanamumdiary who likes cinnamon.

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

2 cooking apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced, I have tried this before with eating apples, but it is a little too sweet. These apples are from my Dad’s garden.

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Line the base of a cake tin with parchment paper. Choose a square or round tin, I don’t think I matters.

2. Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until the mixture is thick and mousse-like. This will take about 5 minutes usually.

3. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, then pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface if needed.

4. Arrange the apple slices over the batter. (They will sink to the bottom in the cooking time) *ahem*

Sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar and bake in the oven for ten minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/gas 4 and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

5. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares or slices and Bon appetit!

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Bon Appetit

Plate, a vintage one from Emma at vintage.co.uk part of set that I won.

Cake….mine all mine!!!

You will see that my apples didn’t sink (they usually do) I’m not sure why they didn’t this time, but it honestly didn’t effect the flavour or texture…it was still scrummy!

Thank you for reading

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  1. Liz Burton
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    Mmm that looks scrummy, I’ll have to try it. I do a pear and almond cake which looks similar, it’s on my blog somewhere!

  2. thesockgarden says:

    Big thumbs up for this – I made this today too! My apples didn’t sink either. I added orange zest to mine as well – it really does taste delicious. http://thesockgarden.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/dutch-apple-cake/

  3. Molly says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic, and very yummy. Love how it looks on the plate. Must try your recipe!

  4. Conor Bofin says:

    Excellent looking recipe. I should not look at these when I am hungry…..

  5. Susan Mann
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    This looks gorgeous. x

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