Between the apples that appear in my vegetable box and the ones that my parents bring me from their garden, I have a lot of apples at the moment. Apple cake is a delicious way to use them up and it is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, or even as a dessert with custard. The spices give this recipe a lovely autumnal feel.
The recipe uses a large baking pan and you will end up with a lot of cake. Luckily it freezes brilliantly, either cut into slices or left as a slab. Anything you are not planning on eating in the next few days can go in the freezer for the next time you have guests, but no time to make anything.
Don’t be put off by the seemingly long list of ingredients. It is a very easy cake to make; the only real time and effort required is in peeling and dicing the apples.
315g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
185g butter, at room temperature
375g granulated sugar
3 large eggs
125ml natural yogurt
250g peeled and diced apples
Heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 9 x 13 x 2 inch / 23 x 33 x 5 cm baking pan.
Sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time.
Mix in the natural yogurt.
Add the flour mixture and fold in until well combined.
Mix in the diced apples.
Put the cake mixture into the prepared baking pan and gently spread out evenly.
Bake the cake for around 35-40 minutes, until the top is brown and a cocktail stick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool for at least fifteen minutes in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Cut the cake into slices or squares when cold (although I recommend you have some while it is still warm too!)
Pleased to see this on your blog as I forgot to ask for the recipe!
Sounds delicious – and a good way to get into the Autumn-spirit, even though I don’t get to see Autumnal weather!
Gorgeous looking cake! I adore apple cake.
Can’t believe I haven’t had any apple cake at all this season. I am clearly missing out – your freshly baked homemade version looks so amazing! 🙂
Hello! May I use your image of the apple cake as a photo on my blog? I came to it through a google search. I will link back to this post (and hopefully try this recipe soon)!
Hi, thanks for asking – what is your blog as I can’t see it? If you want to use the photo that is great as long as you link back. Thanks very much
Thank you so much, and I will definitely link back. The blog is http://www.sendchristine.wordpress.com. I haven’t published it yet, but plan to do so in the next couple of days. (I also haven’t posted in a while, but you can see my older posts there now!)
Thanks – the link is wrong in the header under your name but it works on the one you just sent. Good luck with it!
Hi again! The blog is posted: http://trentandchristine.trentrollings.net/?p=2936
Lovely post and thank you for including my photo x