Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Very Easy Apple Cake (1)

8ozs. sifted Self-Raising flour (or Plain flour and 2 tsps. of baking powder)
pinch of salt
1/2 - 1tsp. ground ginger
1/2 - 1tsp. mixed spice
2 eggs
4 ozs. demerara sugar
4ozs. butter - softened
approx. 3 apples, cored but dont need to peel - chopped fine in food processor
few drops of vanilla essence if wanted.

Round or Loaf Tin

1. Cream the butter and sugar
2. Beat in one egg at a time with about a tblspn. of the flour
3. Add in the remaining flour and spices and mix together - dont overbeat, but mix should be fairly nice and creamy.

If the mixture is a little too stiff for a 'dropping' consistency, add a little slightly cooled boiled water, small amount at a time.  Beat in.

4. Mix in the chopped up apple and spoon into your prepared baking tin.

I forgot to put my oven on (!) so I put the cake into a cold fan over - temp. about 150 deg.C - and baked it for approximately an hour - do check (with a skewer) though as ovens vary.

This cake is lovely warm, but just as nice cold :)

TIP: It's a good idea to use a good quality flour when baking cakes - it does make a difference.


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