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Apple cakes Apple cakes are so comforting and wholesome – no fancy icing here, just lovely flavours. Try it as a dessert, served with custard or a caramel sauce. Make this apple cake in autumn when local apples are at their best. You can cook Apple cake using 9 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Apple cake
- You need of self raising flour.
- You need of beaten eggs at room temperature.
- You need of good sized apples, I used golden delicious.
- You need of sugar.
- Prepare of Vanilla essence.
- Prepare of Juice of one lemon.
- You need of About 200 ml of milk at room temperature.
- Prepare of melted butter.
- It’s of Icing sugar to serve.
A light sponge cake is topped with apples, sugar and cinnamon before being baked to perfection. Coat the apple wedges in the lemon juice and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar,. Sieve the flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
Apple cake instructions
- Preheat oven to 180. Core, peel, quarter and slice apples. Soak in the lemon juice so they don't go brown. Pop the butter in the microwave for about a min. Use a small amount to grease a cake tin and then line the tin with a sprinkle of sugar to help give the cake a little crunch on the outside.
- Mix the dry ingredients then add the butter and eggs and whisk.
- Add the milk slowly while you keep whisking. When you reach a smooth consistency, throw in the apples, including the lemon juice and vanilla essence. Mix now with a spoon. Spoon into the cake tin and bake for about 45 mins until golden brown. To check it's cooked, push a cocktail stick into the middle. If it comes out clean, it's ready.
- Leave to cool and serve with a good sprinkling of icing sugar.
Cut up the cooking apples into small pieces and add them to the dry mix. Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins' recipe for apple and olive oil cake is a (slightly) healthy alternative to the usual sugar and butter filled cakes. Naturally sweetened with sultanas and featuring olive oil instead of butter or margarine, this cake is then topped with a crunchy walnut topping and can be served with apple puree and cream. Measure the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, almond extract and melted butter into a bowl. Mix well until blended, then beat for a minute.