I promise you this is my last autumn (or fall if you prefer) apple post before I get going with the Christmas recipes. I've got SUCH Christmas recipe plans and I'm hoping beyond hope that I get to make them all but then uni and final year and all that stuff might get in the way. Fingers crossed though!
That promise doesn't hold by the way if I decide to make the apple and carrot cake I've had in my head for the past week. I know there are a million and one carrot cake recipes out there, like the is brownies and banana bread recipes but I've really been fancying making it. Or a chocolate cake. I've been feeling like stubbornly making a chocolate cake this past couple of days too. I'm sure the people in the office at uni won't mind if I make too much cake for me to eat myself.
Apple sauce makes such delicious cakes. They add a level of moisture hard to achieve in a normal butter cake recipe, the crumb so light and tender it willingly gives this up at the slightest bite, driving the human senses into the sublime. The delicate apple flavour is infused throughout each slice, heightened by its classic cinnamon partner. The whole combination is perfect with a reviving cup of tea in the afternoon or as a finisher to a comforting evening meal.
The level of satisfaction that comes from enjoying this cake is incredible. Not only is it a festival to to autumn harvest of apples, the use of apple sauce reduces the fat content of the cake and cuts out a little of the added sugar too. This loaf cake, or apple bread if you prefer, is such an easy recipe to prepare, you can be slicing it up and sharing it round in no time. A quick mix and into the oven with it. And if there are leftovers, and if your work friends are anything like mine, they will greatly appreciate the results.
Cinnamon Apple Sauce Loaf Cake
Soft and tender, this quick bread loaf cake recipe is packed with apple sauce and cinnamon for the perfect autumn or fall treat.
- 2 large eggs
- 250g apple sauce
- 80g granulated sugar
- 120 ml oil, sunflower or olive
- 75g soft dark brown sugar
- 60 ml plain yoghurt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 heaped tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 225g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 0.5 tsp baking powder
1. Set the oven to 170 C/150 C fan and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple sauce, sugars, oil, yoghurt and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sieve together the spices, flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and dtir together until just combined. Pour into the loaf tin and level off.4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 mins until a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin on a wire rack.
I'm sending this off to Bake of the Week run by Helen at Casa Costello and hoping that people aren't fed up of apple recipes yet. I'm also going to sneak it into Lucy's CookBlogShare at Supergolden Bakes in the last few hours I have left to do so. I'd had this recipe pinned from Averie Cooks for several months before I got to make it so I'm sending it off to Bookmarked Recipes too which is being hosted by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours this month on behalf of Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes.