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chocolate cinnamon apple cake

October 26, 2013

Yukiko left this morning bright and early on her return journey to Japan with a quick overnight stop in London  to see the National and Tate Galleries. I’m feeling a little sad (and a little jealous). I hope the taxi driver, who tried to reverse out of the lane into the Saturday morning busy main road traffic, got her there in one piece…

26october2013Before she left, Yukiko tried her hand at cake making, English apple-glut style. Rella and Halo are home this weekend so the opportunities for sharing the apple burden needed to be capitalised on, and Sarah (of the lovely shop) has been hassling me to post the recipe as she too has an apple glut. Yukiko rose to the challenge and made the cake.

 

 

 

 

Here’s the recipe.

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You need a deep sided 8″ tin which you line with baking parchment. On to this dob an ounce/25g of butter cut into little bits and then sprinkle with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and two teaspoons of brown sugar.

Then, peel core and slice two or three apples and put them on top of the cinnamon sugar butter mix and sprinkle with another teaspoon of cinnamon.apple-chocolate-upside-down-cake4

Make a cake mix – beat together 4oz/110g very soft butter and 4oz/110g brown sugar until the mixture is a shade lighter than it was.  Separate two eggs. Put one yolk in the cake mix and beat well and then add the other yolk and beat again. Add the whites a bit at a time making sure that each bit is incorporated before you add the next.

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applechocolate-upsidedown-cake6Fold in 5oz/150g self raising flour and 2oz/50ml water and then add an ounce/25g of cocoa powder and fold that in too. Spread the mixture over the apples in the tin making sure the cake mix goes to the edges and covers the apple.

Bake for about 35 minutes at 180 c, 350f gas mark 4. Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out upside down on to a plate.

applechocolate-upsidedown-cakeEat with cream.

Yummy!

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