Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quick and Easy Apple Cake

This comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Vegetarian Adventure Cook Book, by Rowan Bishop and Sue Carruthers. You can order it online from a number of sellers in New Zealand. 

2 cooking apples
1 C brown sugar
125 g butter (4 1/2 oz) (a bit more than 1/2 C)
1 egg
1/2 C raisins*
1 1/4 C whole wheat flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/2 t nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350.
Peel, core and cop the apples thinly. Place in a bowl and cover with the sugar. Melt the butter, then blend the egg in with a fork. Add to the apples and sugar. Stir in the raisins and the sifted dry ingredients, until just mixed. Line the bottom of a round pan with butter. Pour in the cake mixture and spread evenly.

Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
(The recipe says that ff you use white flour, the cake will take between 50 and 60 minutes to cook- however, I haven't found that to be true.)
* I added craisins just to see...

** I didn't take a picture of the cake. It has been in lunches all week. Delicious. The craisins were a nice addition. I'm going to try walnuts next time.

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