Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Bailey Family Apple Cake

When Wren Kitchens got in contact about their Wren Family Favourites campaign and challenged me to get cooking a family recipe, I turned straight to Tom. Together me, Tom, his Mum Sandra and Grandad Les decided on their Apple Cake. It's based upon Tom's Gran's recipe, but as close as possible as we don't have the original! This cake is perfect for an alternative to chocolate and jam cakes! 

- 4oz/115g Demerara Sugar
- 4oz/115g Butter
- 8oz/230g Self Raising Flour
- 8oz/230g Cooking Apples
- 1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2/3 Eggs (depending on size)
- 8 Inch Baking Tin
- Greaseproof Paper                     

1 - Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
2 - Grease the baking tin and line with greaseproof paper.
3 - Cream together the Butter and Sugar in a large mixing bowl.
4 - Whisk in the Eggs one at a time until combined.
5 - Fold in the Flour, Mixed Spice and Baking Powder
6 - Peel Apples and chop to roughly 1 cm pieces.
7 - Stir in Apple ensuring it is evenly distributed in mix.
8 - Spoon into baking tin.
9 - Sprinkle some Demerara Sugar on the top
10 - Cook for 45 - 50 minutes until golden brown.
11 - Remove from oven and leave to cool for 5 - 10 minutes.
12 - Transfer to cooling rack or plate.
13 - Leave to cool further, or carefully slice to enjoy warm

This apple cake is gorgeous both freshly baked and warm with a cup of tea, or equally as nice after it's fully cooled too. It is sweet enough to be a treat, but isn't sickly at all!

A special thank you to Tom, Sandra & Les, for your help baking, and for sharing your recipe with me! 

Wren Kitchens also have a competition on Instagram, to enter all you need to is get cooking a family recipe, and use #WrenFamilyFavourites and the winner will get to win a cooking appliance! 

You can also see other recipes and information here - including some other bloggers' family favourites too!

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