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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Sweet & Simple Bakes - Vanilla Apple Cake



For this month’s bake at Sweet & Simple Bakes it was Maria’s turn to post a recipe and she decided on a wonderful apple cake. The flavour to this cake is buttery with added extras of delicious sliced Bramley apples sprinkled over with Demerara sugar & a little cinnamon. This cake is gorgeous served either on its own or served as a dessert cake.



I thoroughly enjoyed baking this cake and I served this for the family after one Sunday lunch for dessert with lashings of homemade custard. My family gave the big thumbs up on this cake and I am sure to be putting this recipe in my family favourites now to bake again. Thank you Maria for posting such a lovely recipe for this month’s bake! Sweet & Simple Bakes Baking Event is open to everyone (yes everyone) from the novice to the more inspired bakers amongst us! Just imagine the delight of loved ones and friends as you share with them your homemade bakes. Nothing can beat the smell of newly baked goods wafting through the air to get an appetite in full flow! You will receive a warm welcome, so do come on over and join with us and please don’t be shy – take a peek it’s just one click away!!

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Vanilla Apple Cake

Ingredients
250g (9 oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
250g (9 oz) golden caster sugar (or normal caster sugar)
4 eggs, beaten
250g (9 oz) self raising flour
1 vanilla pod, seeds removed and reserved (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
3 small Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges (or any other type of cooking apple, if not apple of your choice)
2 tbsp Demerara sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Heat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas mark 4. Butter a 20cm 98 in) springform tin, and line the base with baking paper.

Beat the caster sugar and butter together until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, flour and vanilla seeds or vanilla extract, then beat together quickly to make a smooth batter. Tip into a prepared tin, then lay the apple wedges on top, poking them halfway into the mix. Don’t worry if the apples appear crowded – they shrink as they cook. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar and cinnamon, then bake for 1 hour 5 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean and the sponge is risen and golden.

Leave to cool for a few minutes, then release the tin and cool the cake completely on a wire rack.

25 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love cake slike theses .
Your looks deliious as usual.
Love them. I have seen few of them around the last days, because of the event.

Sylvie said...

How could you possibly go wrong with a cake that has apples and vanilla in it!?

Nickki said...

Wow, your cake looks wonderful!! I'm making mine this afternoon, and I can't wait! :)

sowmya said...

cake looks good and I know it was delicious!!

Ivy said...

Rosie, the cake was wonderful, I'll be making it a lot of times. Yours looks delicious.

Dani said...

beautiful, and tasty too, I am sure :)

Chawanmushi said...

Thanks Rosie for sharing this recipe of yours. Your cake looks beautiful too :-)

Chawanmushi said...

Thanks Rosie for sharing this recipe of yours. Your cake looks beautiful too :-)

Maria said...

Great looking cake, well done!

Maria
x

Maria said...

Your cake turned out great! I love apples, especially in my cake!

Arundathi said...

wow - nice looking cake. we loved ours! looking fwd to next month!

Rosie said...

It was a beautiful bake and everyone's I have viewed so far are fantastic!!

Thank you my 'dear' friends for your very kind comments and sorry yet again I have been out of the loop due to family staying and then catching one nasty cough & cold!!

Best wishes Rosie xoxox

Beth said...

I really enjoyed this bake. Yours looks fantastic

Cilantro said...

Your cake looks very delicious and perfect. Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

It sounds lovely with custard.

Jin Hooi said...

Your cake looks delicious ;-) much good looking than mine . Thanks for sharing ;-)

Rosie said...

Thank you Beth, Cilantro, Lisa & Jin for your lovely comments :)

The cake was scrummy and such a lovely easy bake - well done & thanks to all who partook in the S&SB event.

best wishes Rosie x

Prudy said...

This cake has been making me hungry all morning long. It looks fantastic.

Rosie said...

Thanks Prudy - this is a lovely quick easy bake :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

A lovely cake Rosy - simple and sweet.

The Caked Crusader said...

Yum. Cakes like this are my absolute faves!

Rosie said...

Awe thank you Cakelaw & T.C.C. -it's such a lovely recipe and cake - I do hope you'll try this one out sometime :D

With Best Wishes Rosie x

Jerri said...

Rosie, this sounds wonderful!

Kevin said...

I don't know why I have never thought about combining apples and vanilla. It sounds good and so does this cake!

Rosie said...

Thanks Jerri and Kevin :)

The vanilla and apples do go well together :)

Rosie x