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Spiced Apple Cake

August 31, 2008

I wanted something easy yet delicious to bake on a lazy Sunday afternoon, so I chose an old favourite of mine, an apple cake spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. Great way to use up a few apples that are past their best, and the recipe can easily be adapted for use with other fruit. I have made this cake with pears before, but I can imagine it would be great with plums, apricots, or peaches, or you could try making it with nuts such as pecans or walnuts. Pecans, what a great idea!! I think I know what I’ll be making next Sunday.

Here are the ingredients:

2-3 Apples, peeled and sliced

250g Plain Flour

1 Teaspoon baking soda

170g Sugar

3 Eggs

120g Softened butter

150mL Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste

Pinch of salt

And, whipped cream to serve with:

Turn on your oven to about 180 degrees Celsius, and grease a medium baking tin.

Throw all ingredients into a bowl (excluding the apples) and beat with an electric mixer until combined. Taste test for cinnamon & nutmeggy-ness, then taste again because its just so good. Half-fill your baking tin with the cake batter. Arrange a layer of apple slices over the whole surface of the batter, and then pour the rest of the batter in. Closely arrange the rest of the apple slices over the surface of the cake (you will find that they spread apart a bit as the cake rises), sprinkle with a little sugar and some cinnamon, and then it’s ready to bake. Bake for 45-60 minutes (I kind of forgot how long I ended up baking mine for!!) let cool and enjoy with whipped cream, late afternoon sun and a hot cup of coffee.