Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Weekly Want-it: Apple & Sultana Cake!

My gran has a huge apple tree in her garden which this year bore an insane amount of fruit. We spent a whole Saturday picking apples (my social life rocks) and by the end we'd collected around 6 crates. Now as a family we eat alot of apple crumble and apple pie but not even we could eat that much so she gave a few crates away to her neighbours and as a thank you one of them gave her this lovely recipe.

P.S. I wasn't keen on the idea of apple cake at first but give it a try, it's delicious!

The Ingredients
  • 12oz self raising flour
  • 8oz butter
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 4oz sultanas
  • 1lb apples
  • 3 eggs

The Recipe

First of all line your tin with baking paper, not foil (we just had no baking paper left). I used an 8 inch round tin but you can use a rectangular tin of 30 x 23cm if you want :) Preheat the oven to 160C.

Sift the flour into the bowl and rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

Then stir in the sugar and sultanas

Peel and core the apples and dice into little cubes...

then add them to the mixture :)

Beat the eggs in a cup and stir them into the mixture with a metal spoon. Only stir it until the egg is mixed in, don't go crazy with the stirring (it makes the cake go flat)

Spoon the mixture into the tin and pop it in the oven until its' golden brown and firm. The recipe says bake for 45 minutes but mine took 2 hours (though that may have something to do with my awful oven...) Cover the top with caster sugar while the cake's still hot

Go make a cup of tea and have a slice of cake - enjoy! :)


oomph. said...

now this looks interesting and delicious! i've never seen a cake baked in foil like this! thank you for sharing!!


Vintage Culture said...

That Looks so goooood :) x