Saturday, 28 October 2017

Winter Spice Apple Sauce Cake

I have been making my quick and easy fruit cake for years now and it never fails.  This time of year we have a surplus of really nice, heritage, cooking apples at the end of the garden.  Sometimes I make cakes with chopped apples or as in the case of my American 1-2-3 Cake where I use applesauce.

As we have so many apples and following a massive applesauce making session I decided to combine the two recipes somewhat.

I make my applesauce with loads of ground cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg that I bring home from my adventures in Grenada each spring.
To make my Winter Spice Apple Sauce Cake follow the recipe below:

Ingredients:
6oz/170gm butter - melted
12oz/340gm Self Raising Flour
6oz/170gm sugar
12oz/340gm mixed dried fruit (this time I used chopped dates, dried pineapple, apricots, cherries and prunes)
1/2 pint cooled apple sauce
2-3 Tbsp milk
2 eggs
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Method:
* In a large bowl put all of the dried ingredients.
* Stir in melted butter and apple sauce.
* If batter is a bit dry add 2-3 tablespoons milk.
* Mix well and put into a greased and floured baking tin (I also use a greaseproof bottom liner to help the cake release)
* Bake at 180 degrees for 50-60 minutes in the centre of the oven however my oven takes another 10-15 minutes
* Cool 5 minutes
* Take out of the tin and cool until completely cool
* Slice and serve with a thin layer of butter and a cup of tea!!

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12 comments:

  1. This simply sounds like heaven - and it's definitely going onto my autumnal baking list!

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    1. It is a really great cake to have with a cup of tea on these autumnal afternoons!

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  2. I like these spiced cakes.. cinnamon and apple make a perfect combo.Will surely make it soon.

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    1. Hope you like it - I use cinnamon and nutmeg almost every day!

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  3. Sounds like a perfect autumnal cake with all those warming spices. GG

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    1. It is a really nice cake for everyday!

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  4. I love the idea of adding all those spices to the cake . Apples are great in cakes as they add moistness to them.

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    1. I try to add cinnamon and nutmeg to most things now a days!

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  5. I would eat this cake with my masala chai.

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    1. Perfect with a cup of chai, tea or coffee for an afternoon treat.

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  6. That's very much my kind of cake. Love apples and spices and, of course, cake!

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    1. I love a piece of fruit cake in the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee.

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