A moist cake flavored with apple and spices
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 - 11/4 hours
Herbs and Spices Required:
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
7-8oz / 200-225g peeled and sliced cooking apple
4 oz / 110g butter
5 oz / 150g sugar
5 oz / 150g self-raising flour
4 oz / 110g raisins
1 oz / 25g cocoa
3/4 tsp salt
Herbs and Spices as listed above
Preheat oven to 185C / 360F / gas mark 4-5
Place the apple in a large pan with the cinnamon. Gently heat and allow to cook until soft.
In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, combining well. Add the flour and all other dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the spiced apple and pour into a greased tin. Bake in the oven for 1 - 1 1/4 hours or until cooked.
Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle with icing sugar to decorate.