24 February 2013

Apple, Orange and Cardamom Cake

Apple cake is one of my favourite things and I make one every month or so. In order not to get tired of it I like to mix things up a bit and vary the recipe slightly each time. This cake turned out really moist and gorgeous thanks to a grated apple folded into the batter along with the juice of one whole orange. The ground cardamom seeds set it off nicely with their sweet spiciness.

75 gms Butter
2 Eggs
130 gms Caster Sugar
90 gms Brown Sugar
190 gms Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Medium Sized Apples
Zest and Juice of 1 Orange
Ground Seeds from 10 Cardamom Pods

Grease a cake tin then melt the remaining butter and leave to cool. Wash, halve and core both apples, then grate one and slice the other one thinly. Whisk the eggs and caster sugar until pale and fluffy. Fold in the brown sugar, grated apple, orange zest, cardamom, flour and baking powder. Add the butter and orange juice and stir until combined. Pour into the cake tin and gently push the apple slices into the mixture. Bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees. Allow to cool before removing the tin.


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