With rain, wind and general bad weather on the way, this weekend is definitely one for hibernating. With cake. Apples, raisins, spices… What could be better? This recipe is ridiculously easy, and makes a moist, flavourful cake that is the most comforting for Autumn. My suggestion? Enjoy warm from the oven, with a dollop of cream, snuggled on the sofa with a good cup of tea.
[recipe adapted from here: link!]
150 grams butter, melted
150 grams soft brown sugar
4 medium apples grated (I had a batch of Bramley’s from a friend’s garden. Perfect!)
300 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon powered ginger
200 grams raisins
First, grease and line a cake tin (any will do and if you’re impatient, a tray tin will cook quicker) and switch your oven on to heat at a mid heat like gas mark 5. Mix all your dry ingredients in a smaller bowl and then mix all your wet ingredients in a larger bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together until all incorporated. Pour it into your cake tin, sprinkle with some demerara sugar for a bit of extra crunch and pop in the oven. Cook for about 45 to 60 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
Enjoy! And if you’re in for the worst of the stormy weather this weekend, stay safe
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