Sunday, 17 October 2010

Toffee Apple Cake

I love apples.  Especially these big red ones.  They sum up autumn for me. 

This cake is pure comfort food for me.  Brown sugar, apples, hazelnuts… heaven!


125 gr butter
150gr light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 large apples (about 100gr each whole), cored, peeled and grated
200gr flour (I use half plain flour and half wholemeal)
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of each of the following: cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
50gr chopped nuts (use your favourite, pecans would be beautiful! I used hazelnuts)


1, Cream together the butter and sugar until pale
2, Beat in the eggs
3, Stir in the apples
4, Sift together the flour, spices and baking powder and mix well into the wet ingredients
5, Stir in the nuts
6, Line a 28cm by 19.5cm rectangular roasting dish with greaseproof paper and pour in the batter
7, Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.  
8, Leave to cool slightly before cutting


  1. And more hazelnuts, a perfect cake for autumn - yum.

  2. Had plenty left over from We Should Cocoa! Great way to use them up though!