During half term, Charlie was set a series of challenges by his year 6 teacher as part of his weekly homework. One of them was to make something in the kitchen. Even though he was feeling under the weather we all helped him to make an apple cake for his homework assignment, and it allowed us to use up the apple glut that his grand mother had given us.
It turned out delicious! Perhaps a little burnt on the edges (I think our oven runs a little hot), but despite it’s appearances the cake was wolfed down with gusto – Rufus kept sneaking slices!
If you fancy making it, here is the recipe:
- 110 g plain flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- 4 large apples
- 2 large eggs
- 150 caster sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 115 g butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- Whipped cream or creme fraiche to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm round loose-based cake tin.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Peel and core the apples, then dice them into 3cm pieces.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy then whisk in the sugar, then add the vanilla. Whisk in half of the flour mixture, and then gently stir in half of the melted butter. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the butter.
- Fold in the apple cubes until theyre well-coated with the batter. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and smooth the top a little.
- Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Remove the lining paper, then serve with whipped cream or creme fraiche.
Recipe adapted from Red Online.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.