It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe on here. Well, to be honest, I haven’t done much cooking in the last 6 months that was worthy of a mental note “post it on the blog”.
But a few days a go, our charming hostess and dearest mother-in-law celebrated her birthday and there’s no proper birthday without a (surprise-ish) birthday cake. (That’s 3 birthday in one sentence!) So, with what was available, I made an apple and raisin cake and noted all the steps I followed for the blog, in case it turned out good. It did.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 3 eggs
- About 50g of butter, melted
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tsps of baking powder
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 3 apples, diced
- 1 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a big dish. Mix in the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until the dough is runny but still thick. Finally, stir in the raisins and the diced apples.
I used a deep (about 3 inches deep) oven dish, that I had buttered and floured, but any kind of dish would work (like a cake tin).
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C, until a knife or skewer comes out clean. My dish was very deep, so it took over an hour.
I’m not a huge fan of icing, so I left it like that, but it would work with additional icing if you like your cakes so. It’s perfect with tea and coffee and the apples keep the cake moist.