9 September 2011

Chocolate and Apple Cake

Where I live there is an abundance of fruit every summer and my dad has a trade going on with our neighbours so we get some of everything but still end up with a ridiculous amount of plums.  Across the road there is an orchard so I'm eating stewed apple at just about every meal (amazing with agave nectar, just saying) and was going to make some apple turnovers with some until I remembered a cake I've been wanting to re-create for a while.

Mum took me a little cafe in a nearby village maybe last summer and we had sandwiches and a slice of cake each; the cake I had was a chocolate sponge with chunks of apple in the sponge, filled with fresh whipped cream and topped with demerara sugar.


My version is filled with whipped cream mixed with fresh raspberries from our vegetable patch and covered with cream and demerara sugar.

Chocolate Apple Cake
1 large cooking apple
6oz self-raising flour (minus 1tbsp replaced with cocoa powder)
6oz butter
6oz sugar
3 eggs
dash of milk

1) Pre-heat the oven to 180 degress and grease and line two 7" round pans.
2) Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
3) Beat in the eggs one at a time
4) Fold in the flour and the dash of milk
5) Peel, core and chop up the apple into small chunks and fold through the mix
5) Bake for around 20 minutes.

As mine had cream it had to be eaten pretty quickly, not really a problem in this house.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! will be testing this out next week for sure x