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Country apple cake

Country apple cake

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  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Good Food reader, Magdalena Duggan, shares her grandmother's spiced chocolate sponge packed with fruit from the garden

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal372
fat17g
saturates3g
carbs48g
sugars33g
fibre3g
protein7g
low insalt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 5 medium eggs
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 175g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 5 eating apples , peeled, cored and diced, about 600g
  • 1 tsp each icing sugar and ground cinnamon, for dusting

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 23cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 5 mins. Pour in the oil and stir well to combine.

  • STEP 2

    Sieve in the dry ingredients and fold through until the mixture is smooth and well combined before adding the apples.

  • STEP 3

    Carefully pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 45-50 mins. Leave to cool slightly before turning out onto a cooling rack. Once the cake is cool, dust with icing sugar and cinnamon.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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