Recently received a bumper [tag]box of apples[/tag] to help sponsor a school for $25
We randomly picked Fuji apples and they are just yummy. Maybe it’s because these apples are from this season and not like the [tag]apples[/tag] we buy that are last seasons. I don’t know but I love them and so do the kids.
Big guy and I wrapped them in newspaper and they are stored in the garage.
But I had some Granny Smiths left over from some pot luck desserts I made this weekend for church so I was busy searching for a kid friendly recipe for cake.
I made dutch apple pie and raspberry apple crumb pie delicious but not lunchbox material.
Here’s the recipe.
Wholesome moist [tag]apple cake[/tag]
180g/6oz Wholemeal Flour
125g/4oz Soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
125g butter, melted
150ml/1/4 pint cold tea
1 egg, beaten
180g/6oz apples, skins on and grated
75g/2 1/2oz walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
Makes1 1kg/2lbs loaf
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
Lightly grease and line a 1Kg/2lb loaf tin
- Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and spices in a large mixing bowl
- In a separate bowl mix together the butter, cold tea and beaten egg.
- Beat the mixture into the dry ingredients. Stirring until smooth.
- Fold in the apples, sultanas and nuts.
- Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the over for 1hour, or until the cake is well risen and not wet in the middle when tested with a skewer.
Source: [tag]Superfoods[/tag] for children by Michael van Straten & Barbara Griggs.
I substituted the tea ( We don’t drink it.) I used a herbal tea bag- peppermint although it was supposed to be ginger and lemon. It must have got mixed up. I didn’t notice until I could smell it steeping. Still tasted great though.
Also didn’t have enough butter so substituted the last 20g for 3 tablespoons of [tag]flax seed[/tag] as suggested on the flax seed box.
Used mace instead of nutmeg and crushed whole cloves to get ground– you use what you have right!
It was too hard to take pictures and do the recipe with so much flour going everywhere and two helpers weighing and measuring. I gave up. But we had a good time- not so good on the clean up but hey they had fun.
It’s really moist and crumbly- at least this one turned out that way.
To convert the recipe from grammes to cups etc try this nifty converter. I didn’t use it for this but see how you go.
Jury is out with the oldest one on whether the cake is a hit. Little guy loves it.
What a great way to use up apples in a cake especially if you’ve been to a [tag]pick your own[/tag] place recently like beagooddad, and happycampers .
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