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Apple and cinnamon cake

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Apple and cinnamon cake

Pudding & Cake Serves 6 1h 40 min
Cinnamon and apple are a winning combination in this easy, aromatic dessert. Best enjoyed at teatime with a cup of Earl Grey or after dinner with a dash of cream.

Ingredients

for the cake

  • 125g margarine
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 25g cream cheese
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten

for the icing

  • 100g cream cheese
  • extra chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 40g icing sugar

Method

Prep time: 25 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min

main

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C°/ Gas 4. Grease and line an 18cm round cake tin.

To make the cake

  • Step 1

    rub the margarine and flour together with your fingers in a large bowl until the mixture looks like fine bread crumbs.
  • Step 2

    Stir in the cinnamon, sugar, apple, 25g of the cream cheese, walnuts and eggs. Mix until smooth.
  • Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes, until firm to the touch. Allow to cool before removing from the tin.

To make the icing

  • Step 1

    mix the remaining 100g of cream cheese with the icing sugar and spread over the top of the cake. You can also top the icing with walnut pieces.