Cinnamon is one of my favourite flavours in the world. It is so delicious – and dare I say it, very Christmassy. But I think its perfect to use all year round, so forget I said anything about Christmas. I add it to so many things – porridge, pancakes, cupcakes, smoothies, even on sweet potato to roast in the oven. Every household needs cinnamon.
Anyway thats enough about my love for cinnamon. This blog post is a recipe for this apple and cinnamon cake.
Its a very easy one to make, pretty much chuck everything in a bowl then top with apple slices. Something very simple that looks pretty impressive when cooked.
So for this cake you will need:
– caster sugar
– plain flour
– 2 tsp of baking powder
– 3 eggs
– pinch of salt
– 1 heaped tsp of mixed spice (or cinnamon)
– 2 red apples (sliced into thin slices)
– 2tbsp of lemon juice
– 1tsp of cinnamon
– 1 heaped tsp of caster sugar
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees. Next chop your apples into thin slices and set them aside in a bowl with the lemon juice.
Weigh out your butter and sugar and cream them together. Then add in your eggs and beat until smooth.
Measure our your flour, baking powder, mixed spice, and salt and add this in gradually to your cake mixture stirring until fully combined.
Grease your cake tin (I used an 8 inch tin for this) and then smooth your mixture into the tin followed by your sliced apples. Arrange these how you like, I just did mine in 2 circles around the edge of the tin working my way in so the whole of the top of the cake was covered.
Finally sprinkle over your cinnamon and caster sugar which will caramelise the apples in the oven as it cooks – divine!
Leave your cake in the oven for 40-45 minutes – a skewer should come out clean ones its done. Now its time to sit down and enjoy your cake with a scoop of ice cream, or just on its own as an afternoon treat.