Friday, 18 November 2016


“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” - Robert H.Schuller

We had some visitors a few weeks ago and they brought us a home-made apple cake. As it was delicious, we also requested the recipe and it was gladly given. When we made the cake it was just as delicious, so my turn to share the recipe.

Apple Cake
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (and some more for buttering tin)
2/3 cup sugar (and some more for topping)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons brandy
2 sweet Fuji or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 cm cubes
Icing sugar for sprinkling on top of cake (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter well a 25cm spring-form cake pan.
Cream the butter, cinnamon and sugar for about 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and brandy.
Add the flour and mix on low speed until just combined. Using a spatula, fold in the chopped apples. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with 1-2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is lightly golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool until just warm.
Run a knife around the edges of the cake and remove the sides of the springform pan. Dust with icing sugar (if using). Cake can be served warm or room temperature, with or without vanilla ice cream.
Feel free to share a recipe of your own:

1 comment:

  1. yum Apple cake is very popular in Holland This one is similar only we decorate the apples with dough strips on top and whip cream on top of it