I think I always forget how much I love Autumn until it arrives. I also love the limitless activity ideas it brings with the change of the season. Below is a favourite Autumn apple cake recipe we have been making for years. It’s great served as an afternoon treat or covered with custard for a warming pudding. This is a great cake to make with really little ones as it doesn’t matter too much when things are added or if it’s over stirred.
110g Apples (I used Braeburn) cut into small chunks
1tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
110g Demerara sugar
1 large egg
150g Self Raising flour
Pre-heat the oven to 160C and line a 7inch square tin. Put all your dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Melt the butter and then add to the bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth batter.
Pop into the tin and using a spatula spread the mixture until level in the tin. Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes, checking with a toothpick to check it is cooked through.
When cooked take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10minutes and then carefully turn out onto a cooling rack to fully cool. Then cut into squares and enjoy.