Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
It’s been a pretty tough few weeks so last weekend I decided to make a simple cake to use up some leftover apples and take my mind off things.
I love apple cake and this one from Buttercream Blondie sounded amazing with all the spices added. And really easy too – it took me no time to whip this one up! The only trouble I had was that my loose bottomed pan leaked meaning I lost a lot of the batter…I must invest in a new pan.
I took most of this to my sisters who was doing Sunday lunch and it went down brilliantly. Eaten alone or with a bit of heated custard it seemed to please everyone.
The recipe asks for freshly grated nutmeg. You can buy whole nutmegs from the supermarket and grate them up yourself – I definitely feel this added a lot to this recipe as it’s the first cake I’ve made where the spices really stand out. Worth trying!
- 140g plain flour
- 50g caster sugar
- 75g dark brown sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 100g melted butter
- Mix all the dry ingredients together
- Pour in the melted butter
- Mix together with a fork
- Set aside
- 140g butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 55g light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g sour cream (I didn’t have any so used milk with a tbsp of white wine vinegar as a replacement)
- 210g plain flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 diced apples (although I may use more next time)
- Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare an 8×8 square tin by lining or spraying with release spray
- Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
- Alternate adding the sour cream and dry ingredients – starting and ending with the dry ingredients
- Stir in the chopped apples
- Pour into the tin and spread out evenly
- Pour over the crumb topping evenly across the cake
- Bake in the oven for approximately 50-55 minutes
If I was to make this again I would add more apple and maybe even some sultanas.