Sunday, 25 November 2012

Recipe - Blueberry and Apple Cake

I was recently given a big box of cooking apples, and I already make a great apple crumble, so I wanted to take the chance to experiement with some of these. I decided to make an apple cake, and it turned out pretty well!

Amounts are approximate as I do not own a kitchen scales or measuring jug; I just chuck in stuff until it looks or tastes like the right consistency.

My two year old loves to hold the mixer for these sorts of recipes while I add ingredients to the bowl.

200g butter/margerine
150g caster sugar
300g self-raising flour
punnet of blueberries
4 medium cooking apples (or 3 large, or 5 small)
2 eggs

  • Peel the apples and cut out the cores, chop into small pieces and put in a pot with a little water and leave it on a medium heat. Stir regularly as the apples begin to break down and you end up with apple sauce.
  • Mix the eggs, butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add half the flour. Mix well.
  • Add the apple sauce.
  • Add the rest of the flour slowly with the mixer turning. 
  • The mixture should be thick, but not quite as stiff as whipped cream; it should pour out of the bowl easily. 
  • Turn off the mixer before adding the blueberries, mix them in with a spoon.
  • Pour into either a greased springform metal cake tin or a silicone baking mould. 
  • Lick the bowl. The mixture is yummy.
  • Bake for approx half an hour at 180 C. 
  • Leave in the tin for at least half an hour after baking, before turning out onto a plate.
  • Slice, eat and enjoy! 

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