One of our friends had a cake evening, recently, to which everyone was invited to bring a cake. We still have a garden full of apples, so I decided to make an apple cake. I didn't have a recipe to hand so I took a basic cake and threw in some fruit and cinnamon. It seemed to work pretty well, with a good balance of apple to cake.
Apple Loaf Cake
6oz self-raising flour
2 large cooking apples
½ cup raisins
- Peel and core the apples, and chop into small pieces (about ½-1cm cubes). Submerge in water to avoid browning.
- Preheat the oven to 165°C (or a little higher if you don't have a fan oven) and grease a medium-sized loaf tin.
- Cream the butter and sugar together with a spoon. Break two eggs into the bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Fold in the flour and cinnamon until no dry patches remain.
- Drain the apple pieces, and add, along with the raisins, to the cake mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour into the loaf tin, and bake for approximately 50 minutes - until you can insert a knife into the middle of the cake, and pull it out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.