Spiced apple sauce cake - recipe

Spiced apple sauce cake

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  1. 1

    Peel, core and slice the apples and put in a non-stick saucepan. Add the lemon juice and water. Cover and cook over a low heat until broken down into a puree. Uncover, increase the heat slightly and cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring, to cook off the excess moisture. Set aside to cool.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1kg Cooking apple(s)
    • 1 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
    • 2 tbsp Water
  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan 140°C, gas mark 3). Grease a non-stick 20cm springform tin and line the base with baking paper.

  3. 3

    Sift the flours, bicarbonate of soda, spices and sugar into a bowl.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Plain white flour
    • 100g Plain wholemeal flour
    • 2tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • ½tsp Cinnamon plus extra for dusting
    • ½tsp Cloves
    • ½tsp Nutmeg
    • ½tsp Ginger
    • 225g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  4. 4

    Stir in the raisins and walnuts. Weigh out 550g apple purée and stir into the dry ingredients with the oil.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Raisins
    • 50g Walnuts halved, for decorating
    • 50ml Sunflower oil plus extra for greasing
  5. 5

    Spoon the mixture into the tin, level the top and bake on the middle shelf for 55 – 60 minutes, until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.

  6. 6

    Meanwhile, put the frosting ingredients – except the walnuts – in a bowl and beat until smooth. Cover and chill.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Margarine
    • 25g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 2tsp Vanilla extract
    • ½tsp Cinnamon plus extra for dusting
  7. 7

    Take out the cake and cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn our onto a wire rack to cool. Spread over the frosting, sprinkle with more cinnamon and decorate with walnuts.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 12 Walnuts halved, for decorating

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