Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Thursday 28 January 2016

 Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake. I had some apples in my fruit bowl that needed using up pronto, and so I dug out this delicious cake recipe that I have had in my repertoire for quite some time now.  

Who doesn't love an apple cake after all.  I thought it would be the perfect way to use them up.

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Actually, I do love cake, in any way shape or form.  That's why being a diabetic is so hard for me.  I cannot resist cake . . .  it's one of my weaknesses.

When I do indulge however I try to be on my best behaviour and only have nibbles. Okay, maybe lots of nibbles, but its hard . . .

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Especially when it's a lovely buttery cake like this Applie and Cinnamon Cake.  It is sooo delicious.

It is stuffed full of lovely warm baking spices. Like cinnamon for instance.  I do love cinnamon, don't you?

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

And cinnamon goes so well with apples, don't you think? 

Funny that.  Because on its own cinnamon is not really very palatable in the least, howeve good it smells.

 Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

This is a  fabulous cake, really.   It's really moist and fruity.  Pretty hard to resist.


But its also a very pretty cake to look at. I love food that delights the eyes first and then the tummy.

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Just look at those cute little apples nestled in amongst that lovely moist batter. Apples that are slivered and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

 Baked in the oven along with the cake, until golden.  Then the whole thing is glazed with apricot jam.

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

I love it when that happens.  Dust with icing sugar or not . . . as you wish.  Do serve with lashings of softly whipped cream.   

You won't regret it.  Your hips might, but you won't.  I dare say . . . you may even get a little bit ecstatic!

 Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

*Apple and Cinnamon Tea Cake*
Makes one 9 inch cake, serving 8 to 10
Printable Recipe

A deliciously moist cake, filled with lovely apples and cinnamon flavours.   Serve warm with softly whipped double cream for a real treat!

185g of unsalted butter, softened (3/4 cup)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
126g of golden caster sugar (2/3 cup)
3 large free range eggs, lightly beaten
150g of plain flour (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
78ml of whole milk (1/3 cup)

To top:
4 small Granny Smith Apples, peeled, halved and cored
1 tsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

To finish:
a heaped dessertspoon of apricot jam, gently warmed (about 1/4 cup)

To serve:
Softly whipped double cream

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

Preheat the oven to 170*C/325*F/ gas mark 3.  Butter a 9 inch round spring form cake tin.   Line the bottom with baking paper.  Butter the paper.  Set aside.

Cream together the butter, cinnamon and sugar until light and fluffy.   Beat in the eggs, a bit at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.   Add to the creamed mixture, alternately with the milk.  Spread the batter in the prepared pan.  Cut little slits in the apples almost all the way through working from the rounded top down, taking care to leave them intact on the flat side.  Place the apple halves evenly spaced around the cake on top of the batter.  Stir together the sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle evenly over top.

Bake for 50 minutes.  Remove from the oven.  Gently brush with the apricot jam.   Return to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes, or until the cake tests done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Serve warm, cut into wedges along with some softly whipped double cream. 

Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake 

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  1. Your cake looks so moist and tasty! Yummy

  2. I love apple cakes too..and this one is a work of pretty!

    1. Thanks so much Monique! I take that as a real compliment as your photos are always gorgeous! xo

  3. Just wondering if adding lemon juice to the apples might be okay?

    1. What would your purpose be in adding the lemon juice? I can't see it doing much harm, just so long as they aren't sodden. I quite like the caramelised look.

    2. The purpose of the lemon juice would be to stop the apple from discolouring. Just thinking of tossing the apple in lemon, then draining it.

    3. I doubt that would harm the cake. Feel free! xo


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