Friday, February 13, 2015

Chunky apple and marmalade cake...

Apple cake, actually any form of apple cake is one of my favorite types of all cakes. You'll find lots of recipes, variations of the same here on Anula's: Apple pie biscuits, Traditional Polish Szarlotka, Apple & custard pie, Apple tart and many more... Each and everyone different, with a distinctive taste and some unique qualities - texture, form, shape... When I saw this recipe in River Cottage "Fruit" cookbook, well... I really didn't think long. This cake turned out great, but a little bit too sweet for me, so next time I'll cut the amount of sugar. You can definitely taste the almonds and a hint of whiskey ;) Hope you'll try it, especially that apples are available all year round and are one of the cheapest fruit you can get.

apple and marmalade cake

chunky apple and marmalade cake


How to make it...


Ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons whiskey (I used JD Honey)
- 100 g sultanas
- 100 g ground almonds
- 175 g light brown flour (I used plain flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3-4 large eating apples (about 500 g in total)
- 200 g butter, softened
- 200 g soft dark brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 150 g thick-cut orange marmalade (I used mandarin marmalade)
- 25 g demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 170 C. Butter 20 cm spring-form cake tin.
Warm the whiskey in a small pan, remove from the heat and add sultanas, leave to soak and cool down.
Put the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, combine and put aside. Peel, quarter and core the apples, then slice thickly.
Beat the butter and brown sugar together, ideally using mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding spoon full of the flour mix with each, Add the remaining flour and fold it in.
Beat the marmalade to loosen it a bit and fold into the mixture. Follow with the sultanas and whiskey. At the very end fold in the apples. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared cake tin and sprinkle the demerara sugar over the top.
Bake for about 1 h 15 minutes, or until skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for about 15 minutes, then turn out and leave on a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar if desired and enjoy!


Smacznego!


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2 comments:

  1. I also love apple cakes, this only is very lovely....

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    1. Hi Anna - aren't apple cakes one of the best that there are? Apples are great in all types of baking! :)
      Pozdrawiam, Anula.

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