This weekend I baked a delicious Apple cake whilst at home which I thoroughly recommend as a slightly better for you, sweet and succulent snack. I found the original recipe here, but adapted it slightly to fit the ingredients in my cupboard!
You will need:
– 2 large cooking apples, a teaspoon of butter, the zest of half a lemon and 3 teaspoons of caster sugar to make the apple sauce
– 150g Wholemeal flour
– 120g Caster sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking power
– 1 egg
– 2 eating apples
– 50g chopped almonds
– 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
To make the apple sauce:
Peel, core and chop the cooking apples and cook in a saucepan with 4 tablespoons of water and the zest of half a lemon until they are soft and mushy. You may have to add a few more tablespoons of water to stop the mixture sticking. When the apples are in a thick paste, add the sugar and butter, stir in and put to one side. You will need this later.
Making the Cake
Next, sieve the flour and mix in with the cinnamon, sugar and baking powder.
In another bowl, core, peel and chop the 2 eating apples and mix in the almonds, egg and your home-made apple sauce!
Mix the contents of the two bowls together and mix thoroughly.
Spoon into a well greased baking tray and cook at 180 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
My oven is very slow, so I took it out after 35, but basically until the cake is browned and firm.