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Easy Apple Cake
An easy to make moist Apple Cake. With chunks of fresh Apples and ground Almond texture. Spice it up with the option of adding Cinnamon, Allspice and Nutmeg.
8" loose-bottomed round cake tin
large dessert apple
soft dark brown sugar
soft light brown sugar is fine
self raising flour
(optional) See my note on adding spices.
Marmalade for the glaze topping
Preheat the oven to 180 deg Fan assisted. Grease and line 1 x 8” loose bottomed cake tin
Core the apple. No need to peel. Cut into small ¼ inch/1/2 cm chunks. Anything larger and they may sink to the bottom of the cake.
Place all the chunks in a bowl of cold water, with a squeeze of Lemon juice if you have it, to prevent oxidation and discolouring. Leave to one side while you make the cake batter.
Using a hand held mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy and lighter in colour.
Add the Eggs one at a time, adding a little flour in-between each one to help prevent curdling. Mix until well combined.
Add the ground almonds, Spices ( if using - See my note about adding Spices), Vanilla Extract and flour. Mix until well combined. Do not overbeat.
Drain the apple chunks thoroughly. Add to the cake batter. Avoid adding any excess liquid. As this will make the cake batter too runny. Mix until well combined.
Pour the cake batter into the cake tin, levelling off the top.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 – 30 mins. Or until baked. Testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out clean.
Gently heat the marmalade in a small pan. While the cake is still warm, glaze the top.
If you want to add a
spicy kick to this recipe.
Try adding the following. Or to your own taste.
¼ teaspoon of All Spice
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
For an alternative Glaze, use warmed Apricot preserve.
Adding brown sugar, especially dark brown sugar to a recipe gives a nice nutty/caramel flavour.
Much more noticeable if you don't add any spices.
To avoid oxidation and browning. Always put chopped apples in a bowl of cold water. Or toss with lemon juice if you have it.
Easy Apple Cake https://traditionalhomebaking.com/apple-cake/ January 22, 2020