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Winter Apple Cake

This recipe is in categories Baking, Desserts
About this recipe
Healthiness : (9 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes


Ingredients
  • 155g butter (at room temperature)
  • 150g golden caster
  • 4 eating apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 200g sultanas
  • 100g walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • icing sugar for dusting
Equipment
  • 23cm square cake tin
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk
  • Grater
  • Wooden spoon
  • Skewer
  • Wire rack
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4 / Fan 160°C
  2. Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin
  3. Put the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until pale and fluffy
  4. Grate the apple and stir into the mixture
  5. Mix in the eggs
  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder, mixed spice, cinnamon and stir into the apple mixture, along with the nutmeg
  7. Finally fold in the sultanas and walnuts
  8. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45 - 60 minutes. You can test if it's cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake - if it comes out clean it's cooked
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning it out to cool on a wire rack
  10. When it's completely cool use a sieve to lightly dust the cake with icing sugar
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