Appelcake (Dutch Apple Cake)

Again, another recipe for the apple season, and this one is gorgeous – moist and appley, but firm with it – something to really sink your teeth in to, cosied up around the fire. Jay made this Appelcake for us, and it’s definitely a firm family favourite now!2015 Apple Cake

3 medium cooking apples – peeled and cut into slices
fruit sugar – 1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2/3 cup of butter
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of plain flour

In a bowl combine the apples, tablespoon of fruit sugar and cinammon. Cover, allow to stand for an hour.

In another bowl whisk the butter and 1 1/2 cups of fruit sugar. Add eggs, one at a time (beat each one in). Add vanilla. Gradually add flour to this mixture and beat until smooth.

Transfer to a greased loaf pan – better if lined with greaseproof paper. Push the apple slices into the mixture – vertically if possible.

Based at 140o fan oven, for 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean when inserted.

Cool on a wire rack.

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