I love baking, it brings joy to my kids, my family and myself. The pleasure of making something for someone else and seeing them enjoy it makes me happy.
I have been baking ever since I can remember. I loved helping mum in the kitchen. We made lots of wonderful recipes together and always had something yummy for our lunchboxes. In high school, I chose the cooking class and loved it. I have always wanted to create my own recipes. And until recently I started to do so. The recipe today is one of my creations, and I am really happy with how it turned out. I made this Apple and Cinnamon cake on Sunday for our afternoon tea. My cake testing team sat down, and I sliced each of them a piece and waited for their review. They loved it! They all went back for a second slice. So, today I am going to share with you my own Apple and Cinnamon Cake recipe, enjoy!
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 125 gms melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 to 2 apples, peeled and sliced (I used golden delicious)
- raw sugar for the top of the cake
- Preheat oven to 150°C fan forced/ 170°C
- Line a 20 cm/ 8 inch round cake tin with baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar and cinnamon, mix gently until combined.
- In a separate bowl/measuring jug add the eggs, milk and vanilla essence, whisk together.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
- Then add the melted butter and slowly mix in.
- If using an electric mixer, beat on low until combined or combine together gently if mixing by hand.
- Pour cake batter into the cake tin.
- Arrange the sliced apples on top of the cake and sprinkle with raw sugar over the top.
- Bake in oven for 55 mins or until the centre is cooked.
- Remove the cake from tin and place onto cake rack to cool.
The cake was a success! It was light and moist. There is a slight cinnamon taste which we loved. If you want a stronger cinnamon taste then you can add some more. The apple on top with the raw sugar was yummy. The kids even enjoyed the topping when sometimes they don’t want anything on top. The cake was really nice warm too. The leftover slices were still nice and moist the next day so a plus for the kid’s lunch boxes.
I hope you enjoy baking this cake as much as I did.