Weekend Apple Cake

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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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