July 28, 2008

Fresh Apple Cake

Told you I would cook something else other than cookies some time soon. (I think I like making cookies so much because they're so easy to make and fun to eat).

Anyway, here is an apple tea-cake type thing. It's quite tasty but it's nothing like those apple tea-cakes you get from Woolies, so if that's what you're after this recipe isn't what you're looking for. I have enjoyed this one as a morning tea or breakfast treat over the last few days. Great served warm with custard!

1 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbs milk
4 apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used Pink Lady Apples)
2 cups wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22 cm round cake tin.
  2. Beat together the sugar and eggs until thick and light.
  3. Beat in the oil and vanilla and milk.
  4. Stir in the apple.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices, then fold this into the apple mixture. Pour into the cake tin.
  6. Bake for 45 min.


Sumara said...

Oh dear Hayley, you've gone all American on me and started using flour plus baking powder and salt instead of self-raising flour! lol

That apple cake looks good! Reminds me of the apple cake my mum used to make. :) Might give it a go tomorrow actually, if I have enough apples...

HayleyB said...

I didn't realise that using plain flour + baking powder and salt was an American thing... Here I was thinking that the recipe book I got the recpie from was an Australian book... I guess not! Self-raising flour is definitely easier... you can't forget to put in the baking powder because it's already in there!

I'll make this cake again when I have some more apples, and when there aren't enough to try an apple pie (though that is something I want to try!).