Friday, January 4, 2013

Yummilicious Apple Raspberry Cake

I have fallen in love with baking.. Sigh.. there I said it! After trying chocolate and banana cakes, I wanted to make something light and moist. Sort of like a tea cake. I was surfing the net for ideas and came across this combination of apples and raspberries baked in a cake. Just what I wanted! For two reasons, firstly I happened to have some apples and raspberries untouched in the fridge for quite a while. Secondly, well we (me n hubby) loooooove cakes!. I have customized the below from recipes here n there on the net

Serves 8


All purpose flour - 2 1/3 cups
Sugar, granulated - 2 cups
Butter            - 1 cup, 8 oz (2 sticks)
Milk              - 3/4 cup
Eggs              - 3
Vanilla essense   - 1 Tsp
Cinnamon          - 1 Tsp (optional)
Baking powder   - 1 1/4 Tsp 
Baking soda       - 1 1/4 Tsp
Salt              - 3/4 Tsp
Lemon juice    - 1-2 Tbsp
Apples                - 2
Raspberries  - 2 cups approx.

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C) and Grease a 13 X 9-inch rectangular pan or two 9-inch round pans 
  • Peel and cut the apples into small cubes. In a saucepan, cook the apples in 2 tablespoons of water till they are tender. Pour the lemon juice and sprinkle a little flour on them, give a light stir and set them aside.
  • Dry Ingredients - Mix the flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside
  • Wet Ingredients - Take a bowl and start by mixing the melted butter and sugar till creamy. Add the eggs one by one and vanilla essence while whisking.
  • Mixing the wet and dry - Add a portion of flour mixture into wet batter and gently mix. Now add a portion of the milk and mix. Repeat this till you're done adding both.
  • Fold the apples into batter, spreading them in evenly
  • Pour batter onto cake pan
  • Insert raspberries into top of batter and sprinkle the top with sugar. Trust me the sugar will give you a great crumbly topping to this moist cake.
  • Bake for 35 - 40 minutes. At 35 m, Do a tooth-pick test (Try not to do a knife-insert test as that will leave a wide hole and can mess up the baking) If it comes out clean you're done! 
 This is a light, very moist and spongy cake... Perfect with tea or coffee.. Try it!   

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