Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Swedish Apple Cake !



Yayyyyy ! It's the bigg 250 ! Can't believe I made it to this with a naughty and hyperactive toddler at home. Im so excited and what a milestone post without a celebration ! Here we go the delicious Swedish Apple Cake that is adapted from Rachel Allen's recipe
It is so simple that you can quickly whip up everything and pop up in oven and in the next 40 - 45 minutes you have this soft and spongy apple cake that you can serve with your evening tea.
Though  the original recipe is made with Bramley apple (cooking apple),  I made this with normal red apples. So just use whatever variety you get.
The best part of it is I used half wholewheat (wholemeal ) flour and other half plain flour. It has loads of apples and I used even some blueberries. And the second best thing is it needs less sugar and butter than most other cakes. What are you waiting for ? Just grab the stuff from your pantry and try this apple cake !
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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Red apples
  • 125 gms wholewheat / wholemeal Flour (1 cup approx)
  • 125 gms Plain flour/Maida/SRF/APF (1 cup approx)
  • 150 gms white sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 150 gms Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder

For the Glaze (optional)
  • 25 gms Butter
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder

STEPS
  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C, and line the bottom of a 9 inch / 8 inch tin with grease proof paper and spray some oil/butter to it.
  • Peel and dice the apples into small chunks.
  • Cube the butter at room temperature and melt it in microwave or double boiler.
  • Sift together the flours, baking powder and cinnamom powder in a mixing bowl.


  • Mix in the sugar to the flour mixture.
  • Add melted butter to it, followed by eggs and mix well until combined.


  • Add the diced apples and mix together. (Reserve few slices to place on top)


  • Tip the batter in to the greased cake tin and level it out, place the apple slices on top (like a fan).
  • Now bake in the preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes until it is golden brown on top and also a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.


  • For the glaze, that is purely optional, melt the butter and add the sugar and keep stirring until it dissolves. Stir in the cinnamon powder and keep aside.
  • Once the cake is cooled, run a knife around the edges and remove from the tin.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake and allow it to absorb it.



NOTES

  • Increase sugar and butter as per your preference. 
  • I haven't used any electric beater or stand mixer, but simply whipped up with a spatula. If you wish to use you can use a electric beater too.
  • I also added few blue berries to the cake as they were just lying in my fridge.
  • Normal red apples will do for this recipe, but you can use bramley, golden or granny smith varieties of green apples too.
  • The glaze is actually not mandatory and the cake tastes yum without that too.


With Love,

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