Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Apple and walnut cake

Yes dudes, we're back to baking again - but this one is a real doozy of a cake. Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon when you're stuck in the house - whoever you're baking for is sure to go crazy for this cake and you'll be using up brownie points you accrue for days. It's up to you how you want to cash them in - just don't waste them!

The house smells incredible as this baby is cooking, and the apple and cinnamon combo with the crunch of the walnuts is amazing. It's so good that I almost used the word 'divine' there but found the last remaining smidge of my masculinity and turned it around. That was a close call. Just hold on a sec whilst I head outside and wrestle a bear...

How it's done

Another nice and easy cake, this is really just a 'chuck in, stir and stick in the oven' kind of a deal. I've used a loaf tin but you can make this in whatever shaped cake tin you can lay your hands on.

  • 2 small apples, cored
  • Large handful of walnuts, chopped
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Get the oven on to 180C. Take the apples, slice them up nice and thinly into small pieces and put them to one side. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl before breaking in the eggs and adding the apples and walnuts. Mix into a chunky mixture. 

Add in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix. Tip the mixture into your loaf or cake tin and stick into the middle of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. To check if the cake is done, put a sharp knife in through the middle and if it comes out clean then you're good to go. 

Serve a slice of this to the Mrs with a cup of tea and sit back with a nice, smug look on your face as you await your reward. 

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