Friday, January 13, 2006

A simple and delicious apple cake

UPDATE 11.9.2007 - I've included a new photo - I made this cake for my grandma Adele's 86th birthday today.

As my (non)Canadian apple cake post was very popular, I'll share my runner up with you as well. If the Canadian apple cake is my 'lovely on the coffee table apple cake', then this one is my 'need a quick cake to go with a cup of tea on a weekday apple cake'. It takes basically no time whatsoever to through together. You get rather thin and moist cake squares topped with cinnamony demerara crust.

NB! I never peel apples from reputable organic source (like my mum's backyard :)). However, if you use regular supermarket apples, it might be best to peel them first, as apples are heavily sprayed with pesticides.

Simple apple cake

240 g/400 ml plain flour
125 g/150 ml sugar
a pinch of salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
100 g melted butter
2 eggs
200 ml milk, sourmilk, kefir or buttermilk
4-5 large apples, cored and cubed

To finish:
demerara sugar

Mix the dry ingredients.
Melt the butter, add milk (drop by drop to prevent curdling), whisk in the egg, using a fork. Add to the dry mixture. If too dry, add some more milk.
Fold in apple cubes.
Pour into a small buttered cake tin.
Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and demerara sugar.
Bake at 200˚C oven for about 30 minutes, until the cake is nice and golden.
If you wish, sprinkle with icing sugar.

PS The cake is also lovely with chopped rhubarb or gooseberries, so use whatever is in season.


eat stuff said...

I love apple cake, my Oma makes a fab one. Yours reminds me of her. Thank you!

Alanna Kellogg said...


Anonymous said...

where is my share.... am having tea right now.

this I will copy if you do not mind since I Have lots of apple in the fridge I would hate to throw them away.

Athens freezing right now... sort of throw you into depression. But hey lets bake thats my answer!


Pille said...

Clare - glad to bring back some nice memories!

Alanna - I agree - and simple as well.

Sha - well, as you've already successfully tried my Canadian apple cake, you can use the rest of the apples for this one:)

shrink on the couch said...

This may be a dumb question, but do you peel the apples?