Gigantic Individual Apple Cakes
“The tart green Granny Smith apples are the best for these cakes”
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This is a quick and easy way to use up some old apples, or simply to cure your cake craving.
Because these cakes are made individually, they make a perfect end to any dinner party – or simply to keep on hand as a quick cake snack.
The apple slice on the top of the cake adds a special touch.
This recipe is different from many cake recipes as it calls for fresh apples – not the tinned variety, and they are so delicious.
The tart green Granny Smith apples are the best for these cakes, but you can always substitute your favourites. Yum.
Recipe makes 6 huge individual cakes
3 each Granny Smith apples, skin on
200 grams (1 cup) Brown sugar
4 med Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
125 ml (½ cup) Oil
250 grams (2 cups) Cake flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt
Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF, Gas mark 4). Grease an extra large muffin tin, or 6 individual large coffee mugs.
Cut 6 slices of apple for the tops of the cakes and set aside. Dice the rest of the apples. Mix the sugar with the diced apples.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla and oil. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together and fold this into the egg mixture. Fold in the diced apples and sugar, then scoop this into your prepared muffin tin or mugs. Set an apple slice on top of each cake and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before turning out and serving.
Really good bit
If you don’t have a giant muffin tin or the large size mugs that are needed for this recipe, simply use a regular muffin tin. You may not have enough space for an apple slice at the top, but that’s an added extra anyhow. Simply reduce your cooking time to 20-35 minutes for smaller cakes.
Also, if you’re keen, you can always sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the tops of these cakes when they come out of the oven.
From the notebook of Katie Schenk
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