28 June 2010
Brown Sugar Apple Cake
recipe tried and tested by NEL, the batter baker
1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
200g plain flour
50g white sugar
50g brown sugar
1/5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
80 g unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs Amarula liquor (or milk)
Soak raisins in liquor for 5-10 min. In the meantime, peel, core, and chop the apples into bite size pieces. Toss with 1 - 2 tbs of lemon juice to prevent browning.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and liquor and mix until fully incorporated.
Sprinkle some flour to coat the nuts and chopped apples. Then fold them into the batter together with the raisins. If the batter is too thick, stir in some milk (or more liquor).
Pour into 8" square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 170 deg C for about 40 min. (Bake at 180 deg C if you are not using a dark non-stick pan.)
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!