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Spicy apple, cinnamon and nut cake

Recipe from: 28 August 2014
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Ingredients 11
Time 00:20
  • 2
    cake flour
  • 15
    baking powder
  • 30
    ground cinnamon
  • 2.5
  • 100
    almonds, pecans or walnuts, roasted
  • 3/4
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2
    medium-large Granny Smith apples
  • 125
    butter, melted, cooled
  • 2
    XL eggs, lightly whisked
  • 3/4
  • 5
    vanilla essence


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Grease the cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

Grate 1/3 of the apple, squeezing out the excess juice. Core, peel and chop the rest.

Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together.  Stir in the brown sugar, apples and pre-roasted nuts until well combined.

In a separate bowl whisk together the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla essence.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a large metal spoon until just combined. It is important that the ingredients are only just combined. If the mixture is over-mixed, the cake will have a tough texture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the mixture comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow a few minutes to cool.

Mix together the topping ingredients.
Removing the cake and place on a cooling rack. Immediately brush top of cake with the cinnamon sugar mixture and allow to stand until ready to serve.

Note: The butter can be substituted for vegetable oil if you like - this will also ensure the cake keeps for longer

Recipe reprinted with permission of StyledFresh. To see more recipes, click here.

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