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This is a recipe that was featured in The 4 Blades Magazine – Afternoon Tea Issue back in November last year. When I created this I just knew it would need to appear on the blog at some point.

This Apple Spice Cake is a delicious cake that is so incredibly simple to make. You can absolutely change the fruit used in this recipe. Pears or apricots work really well.

This is so delicious served warm with a dollop of thick cream for a really indulgent afternoon tea. 

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Apple Spice Cake
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Apples
  1. 2 large apples, peeled and cubed into 1cm x 1cm sizes
  2. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Cake Batter
  1. 130g butter, cubed & softened
  2. 100g sugar
  3. 350g self raising flour
  4. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  6. 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 250g milk
Coating
  1. 2 tablespoons sugar
  2. 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  3. 10g melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Grease or line a 20cm springform tin with baking paper.
  2. Coat cubed apple in cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Place 130g of butter into a bowl.
  4. Using electric beaters, cream the butter. Scrape down bowl.
  5. Add sugar and spices.
  6. Beat the sugar and spices into the butter.
  7. Add remaining ingredients.
  8. Mix until just combined. Scrape down bowl and mix for a few seconds more.
  9. Pour into prepared tin.
  10. Place apples on top and press into batter slightly.
  11. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.
  12. Meanwhile, combine the additional sugar and cinnamon.
  13. Once cake has cooled, brush melted butter over the top and sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar whilst hot.
  14. Allow to cool and serve with a dollop of fresh cream.
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Apple Spice Cake - TMX Method
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Apples
  1. 2 large apples, peeled and cubed into 1cm x 1cm sizes
  2. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Cake Batter
  1. 130g butter, cubed
  2. 100g sugar
  3. 350g self raising flour
  4. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  6. 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 250g milk
Coating
  1. 2 tablespoons sugar
  2. 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  3. 10g melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Grease or line a 20cm springform tin with baking paper.
  2. Coat cubed apple in cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Place 130g of butter into bowl.
  4. Blitz for 30 seconds on speed 8. Scrape down bowl.
  5. Add sugar and spices.
  6. Mix 60 seconds on speed 4. You may need to stop and scrape down the bowl at the 30 second mark.
  7. Add remaining ingredients.
  8. Blitz on speed 5 until just combined. Scrape down bowl and blitz for 10 seconds more.
  9. Pour into prepared tin.
  10. Place apples on top and press into batter slightly.
  11. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.
  12. Meanwhile, combine the additional sugar and cinnamon.
  13. Once cake has cooled, brush melted butter over the top and sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar whilst hot.
  14. Allow to cool and serve with a dollop of fresh cream.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer https://trtlmt.com.au/