If there’s one thing I love it’s visiting my grandmother, apart from seeing her and getting myself one of her super hugs she always, always without fail has cake, homemade cake and you never know what she’ll be offering but trust me it’ll be delicious.
You may find something chocolately, or fruity or a teabread which she’ll insist is eaten buttered so I do as I am told and swather on a thick layer of butter and sit back and enjoy whilst I listen to all the goings on of her Coffee Morning ladies.
One of my favourites she makes is her Spiced Apple Cake. Now she’s not a recipe developer, most of the cooking she does is from a recipe, some handed down from her mother (who were handed in down from her mother), some from women’s magazines but they could date back from the 50’s or beyond and there’s no telling which magazine because she ripped the page out and stuck it in a scrapbook. So for me this is her recipe and it’s one I’ll definitely be passing on to my daughter and my granddaughter in time too.
Delicious on it’s own or served with a vanilla custard.
Spiced Apple Cake
Turn the oven on to 170C / 325F Gas mark 3 and line an 8? baking tin with baking paper.Mix together the apples, sultanas, milk and soft brown sugar in a bowl
Rub the butter the flour and mixed spice together to form a breadcrumb like mixture.
Add the apple mixture and beaten egg and mix well together
Place in the lined tin and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake in the oven for 1 and 3/4 hours (1 hour 40 mins for fan ovens).
I made it with 100g sultanas and 100g of dried apricots, you could try different variations of dried fruit in your mix
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