Enjoy the Fall with Autumn Spice Apple Cake

See How Sarah Baked This Delicious Apple Cake With The Help Of Laura Ashley Accessories…

Our main goal at the moment is to be cosy at all times so we ensure our home, our wardrobe, and even our food is warm and comforting during this colder season. The fabulous Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos shows us a yummy cake recipe she’s been trying this Autumn.

The nights are getting darker and colder and I am feeling the need to stay home, light the fire, keep cosy and warm, and eat delicious comfort food. Of course, no good winter meal would be complete without a yummy dessert. With Halloween around the corner, I thought I would try an apple spice cake.

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I chose apple cake as I am determined to increase my cake repertoire. Being able to whip up a quick cake is a skill I have always wanted to master. I want a choice of recipes, quick and easy cakes I can pop in the oven whilst my Sunday roast is cooking. This is a Hairy Bikers recipe, which I had never tried until now, but it was so easy to follow.

You will need:

  • 5-7 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Finely grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour (Cockarel Measuring Jug)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice (blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, and ginger)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, plus 2 tbsp
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp sifted powdered sugar to dust the cake

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Line your cake bowl with parchment paper.

2. Peel the apples and cut them into quarters. Remove the cores and cut the apples into thin slices.  Put the apple slices in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice and zest.

3. Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and spice in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs with the brown sugar, milk, and sunflower seed oil in a separate medium bowl using a large metal whisk. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring lightly until combined, use the whisk to break up any lumps.

4. Toss the lemony apples through the cake batter until evenly mixed and pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

5. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar evenly over the top and bake the cake in the center of the oven for 1 hour, until it is well risen and golden on top. Test the cake by inserting a knife into the center, it should slide easily through the apples in the middle and come out clean.

6. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the bowl and carefully peeling off the baking parchment. Dust with sifted powdered sugar and serve warm with a little vanilla ice cream. For added flair, serve on a decorative melamine tray.

The recipe is easy and exact, definitely one I would use again. I served it at a dinner party last week and it was the perfect autumn dessert!

To help Sarah with her recipe she used a few Laura Ashley kitchen pieces to make her cake taste even better and add a real cosy factor to her home. We think you’ll agree it looks so yummy!!

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What will you be baking in these colder months? Let us know below or on Twitter @LauraAshleyUSA.

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