Friday, 25 October 2013

Easy Apple Saucepan Cake



The wind is bringing the apples down from the trees like nobody's business. I made this cake today from a few windfalls - well actually I made two, but we ate most of the best one -
Easy Apple Saucepan Cake
4 oz (100g) butter or margarine
4 oz (100g) sugar
1 cooking apple
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg (beaten)
8 oz (250 g) self raising flour
heaped tsp ground mxd spice
tsp ground cinnamon
8 oz (250g) dried mxd fruit or sultannas
6 or 7 glace cherries (chopped)

Line and grease a 1 lb loaf tin.
Peel and slice the apple. Microwave for 2 minutes in a suitable dish. Mash the apple up with a fork.
Put the butter, sugar and vanilla essence into a medium sized saucepan and stir over a low heat until melted.
Remove from heat.
Add the beaten egg, apple, sifted flour, spices, dried fruit and cherries and stir well with a wooden spoon.
Scoop the mixture into the loaf tin and bake on a medium heat - about 180 degrees for about an hour.
To test whether it's done, insert the blade of a sharp pointed knife. If it comes out clean, it's done.
Allow to cool on a cooling rack
Slice, butter and enjoy.

13 comments:

  1. That looks great Molly, will make one - I actually have some pottles of apple sauce that I bought as a "store cupboard item" and haven't used.

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    1. The apple sauce should work well

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  2. Oh this looks delicious! I may have to try my hand at baking this :)

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  3. 'Tis the season for all things apple. The children are turning out an apple crisp a day. Keeps them out of trouble.

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  4. This sounds delicious Molly, I will have to try making it!

    Kat

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  5. That sounds exactly like a cake that Lady Magnon made about a week ago! Last night she made her 'signature' Tarte Tatin (swoon).

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    1. Just looked up what a Tarte Tatin is - looks out of this world, delicious.

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    2. Once tasted, never forgotten! She claimed that the one she made a couple of days ago was her 'best ever'.... I had to agree.

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  6. Hi Molly - I am certainly goinig to make that cake with apples from the lottie - your lane looks a bit like the state of our back garden xx

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    1. Majorca's certainly got the edge. It all looked fantastic

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  7. It sounds like somethingI could bake. I am not cooking much but I did make homemade cornbread today.

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  8. There's going to be even more windfalls after tonight so the more apple recipes the merrier!

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  9. Ooo, an apple tea-bread! Thanks so much, Molly. i'm always on the lookout for new recipes and this sounds like a winner. Now what's for tea tomorrow, I wonder......?

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