Hi everyone! I trust you are all doing well. I want to extend my sincere apologies for my absence over the past five weeks. The recent events in the Middle East have deeply affected me, making it challenging to engage in my usual activities. However, I am grateful to share that I am slowly returning to my happy place. To ease back into things, I decided to create a simple yet delightful one-bowl apple cake. It's remarkably easy to make, boasting a moist and tender texture with an abundance of flavorful apples. Optionally, you can elevate its presentation by adorning it with an apple rose. I've included a reel to guide you through the process. I hope this sweet treat brings a bit of joy to your day. Looking forward to sharing more with you all!
With love and gratitude
Reel: How to make Rose shape decoration with apples
For this delectable cake, you have the flexibility to choose any variety of apples, though the sweetness level of your chosen apples will guide the sugar addition. If opting for sweet varieties like Pink Ladies or Golden Delicious, omit the brown sugar., If using tart apples such as Granny Smith, include the brown sugar to balance the flavours. Ingredients for Cake:
4 apples, cut into squares
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 large eggs
½ cup castor sugar
½ cup oil
1 cup self-raising flour
Ingredients for Apple Rose:
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Method for Cake:
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
Cut apples into squares and place them in a bowl. Mix in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of plain flour; set aside.
In a separate bowl, with a handheld mixer, mix eggs and sugar until pale. Add the oil and stir in sifted flour.
Incorporate the prepared apples into the batter and transfer the mixture to a greased 20/22cm cake tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 55 minutes (adjust according to your oven), or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
1. While the cake is baking prepare the apples to create a rose shaped design. cut the apples into wedges, aiming for a size roughly equivalent to that of an orange wedge. 2. In a saucepan, combine the apple wedges with sugar and cinnamon. Pour in water and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. 3. Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the apples achieve a softness—ensuring they are tender but not overly mushy. 4. Turn off the heat and gently transfer the spiced apples to a bowl, allowing them to cool down.
For a visual guide on assembling the apple rose, please refer to the reel.