Mapley Apple Cake

28 Aug

Anything to do with apples always catches my eye.I just can’t help it, the tart apples can just be balanced out so perfectly by something sweet e.g. the maple syrup to create a superbly sweet yet balanced cake, genius. This cake is light and moist and can be used as a dessert served with some ice-cream or as a tea time treat with tea or coffee. It is a straight forward recipe and could even be made with kids.

Mapley Apple Cake ( 1 x 20cm cake)

110g butter, softened

200g soft light brown sugar

2 eggs

210g plain flour

1tbsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1-2tsp cinnamon

250g granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced( about 3 apples)

4tbsp maple syrup

For the Apple Fan:

1-2 granny smith apples

1 knob of butter

1-2tbsp dark brown sugar

2tsp maple syrup

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/350ºf and grease and line a 20cm pop bottom cake tin.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and fold into the mix until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the apples and pour into the cake tin and smooth the top into an even layer. Bake in the oven for 45-55mins until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Make holes in the top of the cake with a wooden skewer and slowly pour the maple syrup over the cake allowing it to soak in.
  • Allow to cool in the tin the remove.
  • For the apple fan, peel, core and slice the apples into thin segments. Put the butter, sugar and maple syrup in a frying pan over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the apples and cook until they are slightly softened. Taste and add more sugar or maple syrup if necessary.
  • Arrange in a fan on the cake.
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