Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Cake

For quite some time I have been receiving mails or being asked as to why have I stopped blogging? Some were curious to know whether I had stopped cooking or baking altogether!!!! It feels good to know that somewhere, out there, somebody is reading what I write...:)

      After having returned from our home trip, it has taken me awhile to get back into a routine. Also, when you have enjoyed tasty, home cooked meals for 6 weeks, it does take some time to get your act together in the kitchen. 

Right now in Germany, we are flooded with apples. If you happen to come down to Deutschland in the month of September, you will be greeted with sights of red, luscious apples smiling at you from trees!!! Unfortunately, I did not get to really go to an orchard this time, but had the opportunity last year to go to one and pluck some like Adam's Eve( though my Adam was not too glad about it) :D The picture above was taken then and I was going gaga at the sight of these sinful beauties. 

      In the market place you see so many apples, that at some point you get fed up of eating them. I used to always wonder, how best could I use this fruit here, knowing that it is available in surplus!!! So when I stumbled upon this recipe in The Good Life, I immediately got into action cause I wanted something new.

Here's how the recipe goes :

For Filling :

3 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup water

For the batter:

2 cups self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
180 gm softened butter
2 tsp baking powder

Method :

  • Grease a baking tray and preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • In a pan, mix all the filling ingredients till apples are soft. Drain and keep aside.

  • Sieve the flour, cinnamon and baking powder together.
  • Beat eggs till fluffy. Add the butter and sugar and beat till creamy.
  • Slowly add the sieved flour and beat well.
  • Pour half of this mixture in the baking pan.
  • Top with the apples and then pour the remaining batter to cover well.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  • The cake goes well with a cup of piping hot tea or coffee.... Am off to get a cuppa for me..:)