Wednesday, 7 March 2012



An apple a day keeps the doctor away...

Or just sits neglected, festering in the fruit bowl !

That’s the apple not the doctor!

With rather too many apples to use up, and in need of a healthy after school treat, I did a quick search of recipe books and websites for an apple cake recipe.

I wanted a recipe that used mainly desert apples, because that was what I had. It also had to be quite easy and quick to make!! Always a bonus.

 I hate wasting food. Some of my leftover creations have been highly interesting!

Anyway back to the apples.

The BBC Food website has a very good apple fudge cake recipe packed with lots of cinnamon and mixed spices. The addition of pieces of fudge was a good touch and added a lovely texture.

The only down side is this cake takes nearly an hour to cook. On a positive note it did mean the kitchen was filled with delicious cinnamon apple smells as everyone arrived home and felt warm and homely. 

Domestic bliss..ha ha!

Apple Fudge Cake


Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking time 45minutes to 1 hour

100 g apples desert and cooking- I used 2 dessert and 1 cooking
150g 5oz fudge chopped up
1 tbsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
175g 6oz butter or margarine
150g 5 oz soft brown sugar
2 eggs
2tsp baking powder
250 g 9oz plain flour

Icing sugar to dust at end



Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 9” loose bottomed cake tin.

Peel all the apples. Then slice half of them and arrange in the base of the tin. It looks pretty if you place them in a circle then scatter half the fudge over them.

Cut the rest of the apple into cubes and put in a mixing bowl with all the spices and stir until all the apple is covered. Put half of this mixture on top of the stuff in the cake tin

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs then beat in the flou, baking powder until it is all combined. 

Then stir in the fudge and remaining apple and add all of this to the cake tin.

Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. 

Use a skewer to check it's cooked- stick it in the centre of the cake if it comes out clean it is. Although if after 50 minutes it is looking done on the top and yet slightly gooey right in the middle, it will probably be alright. 

We like a moist cake!! You don’t want it to dry out!

Let it cool on a wire tray. 

Serve bottom up and dusted with icing sugar.

Apple Fudge Cake

The verdict was

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