This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. For the month of April my assigned blog was Get off the couch and Cook written by Sashi. The main focus of her blog is to create recipes that take less than 45 minutes to cook. Looking through the blog I noticed Sashi likes bacon a lot but being a vegetarian I was trying to find a recipe that would be suitable for me or one that I could adapt to make it vegetarian with minimal change. I spent quite a lot of time looking at all the recipes but finally chose the apple cake recipe that did not need any adaptation. My finished cake was delicious although it did turn out a little dense and did not rise as much as I had expected. We enjoyed it with some vanilla custard.
Moist apple cake, delicately flavoured with cinnamon
- 6 Braeburn Apples
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Sunflower Oil
- 3 Medium Eggs
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 2.5 cups Plain Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Baking powder
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line and grease a 9 inch spring form cake tin and keep aside.2. Peel and slice the apples and place them in a large bowl with the cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar.Toss and leave aside.3.In another bowl sieve the flour, salt and baking powder.4. In a jug break the eggs, whisk them and then add the vanilla, oil, orange juice and sugar and whisk together.5. Fold the wet ingredients into the flour very gently to form the cake batter, do not over mix.6. Spoon 2/3 of the batter into the prepared cake tin and smooth it out with the spoon. Add the apple slices and liquid from the apples and top the apples with the remaining cake batter.Smooth the top of the cake with the spoon and tap the tin slightly.7. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes until cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to reach room temperature in the tin. Once cake has cooled remove from tin and transfer to a serving dish.Sprinkle the remaining sugar on the top .
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 slices