Tuesday 9 February 2021

Apple of my eye

Spicy Apple Cakes

I don’t often make cakes with fruit such as apples as I sometimes the wet mixture can make the final texture too heavy but there was nothing like that with this recipe for these little spicy apple cakes. 

50g/2oz butter

150g/5oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

50g/2oz soft brown sugar

110gml/4fl oz milk

3 baking apples

Demerara sugar for topping

Pre heat the oven to 200C/Mark 6. Melt the butter in a pan and cool slightly. Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, milk and the melted butter then fold in the flour mixture lightly without over beating it. Grate 2 of the apples and fold this in carefully without over stirring. Divide the mixture into 8-9 small cake or muffin cases in a baking tin or tray. Chop the remaining apple into small pieces and arrange on top of each small cake, sprinkling demerara sugar on top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Leave to cool.

Meryl says : This is a great recipe which can be adapted with the addition of other fruits such as blueberries. You could try it out with apricots too.