Monday, 20 April 2015

Apple Cake ~ Secret Recipe Club Challenge 20th April 2015

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.

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Apple Cake
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 .
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 slices

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Submitting to:
Lets cook for Easter event by simplyfood

Bake Fest event by Cooks Joy and guest hosted by Mayuris Jikoni


  1. Your cake looks delicious! I bet the addition of custard was perfect.

  2. Looks like a perfect treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Happy SRC day!

  3. I love apple cake, it makes the perfect breakfast treat. It looks delicious, and would be great with my coffee this morning. Happy reveal day!

  4. I think apple cake is best dense and with custard. Sounds perfect.

  5. cake looks so good. Good dessert option with ice cream or custard or whipped cream. Please link your baked recipes to the bake fest event I am hosting on my blog.

  6. Ohhh my word pack it in this looks lush I want so much but cant have :( stamps feet lol .c

  7. I adore apple cakes, so will have to give yours a try. I love it warm with ice cream

  8. Ooh how delicious, I love apple cake and yours looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing. I'd probably add a smidge of cream :)

  9. This cake looks great and I love the concept of a blog where all the recipes take less than 45 minutes. Great SRC post!

  10. yesssss...that looks like it would be the best comfort food dessert, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :)

  11. Is there really anything better than an apple cake?!? It is truly the best as it can be eaten for breakfast, snack, dessert or even as a meal - it all depends on what you serve it with and how you eat it :-) Wonderful SRC pick!

  12. This apple cake sounds amazing πŸ’•πŸ’•

  13. ooh this is one recipe i will try looks lovely

  14. This sounds delicious! i love cake and apples .. mixing the up is only a bonus x

  15. Your cake looks perfect! I wish I could bake like that x

  16. That looks so lush, I want a piece right now! :D

  17. YUM! Looks simple, yet yummy!!! Visiting from Group C also

  18. Ooooh this looks so yummy! I love apples x

  19. I do love a good apple cake with a dollop of clotted cream!

  20. I don't actually like apples but I love them in cake. I just love cake full stop ha! x

  21. Looks delicious and would be ideal for converting to a gluten-free version.


  22. Be good for using up all my apples.

  23. Looks delicious! Would love to try!



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