If you’re the kind who is thinking about dessert at the last bite of your meal, then you’re reading the right post. Buying desserts n cakes from outside is not very common in my house. I usually prefer making all things my sweet tooth desires. Baking is so simple and so rewarding and the cakes made at home are so much better than store bought ones. You have full control over the quality of ingredients and you probably can make a whole cake (small if not big) for the price of one slice outside. The entire house smells delicious and will make the neighbours pop their heads in to ask whats baking, plus everyone at home will be looking forward to eat that gorgeous cake you made. I’m all about using simple recipes to create that magic in my kitchen. And this Apple Cake is no exception, its everything you’d expect from a home baked cake. One thing I do recommend is investing in an good oven. Once you have one, you’ll want to bake at the drop of a hat. Trust me. I’ve been planning to move into my new house, for a while now, but its taken a bit longer, but the bright side is, I’ve had the time to look out for the best of things for my new kitchen. My heart lies in the kitchen, so I know I’m going to spend the most there. I’ve looked up everything from cookware, kitchen appliances to countertops, sinks, cupboard fittings, light fittings …. all of it. Its too much of a headache to do everything myself where these days there are such beautiful options of ready fitted kitchens. One of my prize finds was this place which gives free appliances with fitted kitchens. I couldnt possibly do a better job myself, in the time and money. Which leaves me with more time to do the one I think I adore most – Bake. I made this cake for a little get together we were having at home. Apple and cinnamon is a match made in heaven and I decided to make this as I was craving a good apple pie but didn’t want to eat the heavy pastry. This cake is light, not to sweet and delivers.

Ingredients

5 apples (chopped, peeled and cored)

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

5 Tablespoons sugar

2 3/4 cups flour, sifted

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

Juice of one lime

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9″ non stick loose bottom cake tin. Combine apples with cinnamon and sugar, coating well and set aside. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, sugar and vanilla. Combine this mixture with the dry ingredients, then add eggs, one at a time. The batter will be quite thick. This is when you add the milk. Mix well. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

 

 

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Comment :

A delicious looking cake! i bet it would taste great with some custard.

Cheers,

Rosa

I never miss this recipe as i love it so much, i was looking for this recipe since long, thanks for sharing on u r blog !

Gorgeous – apple cakes are fantastic aren’t they. Just like apple pie but easier to make. Yum.

Kajal

Rosa, oh yes, that would be perfect !

Pooja, it a keeper 🙂

Patricia, most definitely 🙂

Gorgeous photo of that apple cake!

I have never had an apple cake before, it looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.

mpg

yummy! this is a lot like my hubby’s grandma’s cake i make …& i was just thinking, i haven’t made the plum & cardamom cake this season!

i have never taste an apple cake i love to prepare apple cake and taste thanks for recipie..

Kajal

Hey Babe, so good to hear from you. Hope all has been well …
Speaking of Plums, I just did a post on plum 🙂

Ooh a new kitchen. Sounds fun, I really wish ours would be renovated! I too need a dessert after every meal, it just doesn’t seem complete otherwise. And apples 🙂

An apple cake with lime in it…intriguing 🙂 Never tried it, but I will over weekend!

Tempting!!!! Nice pictures too!!

Eva

I recommend to everybody this delicious apple cake which made my boyfriend love me even more than before lol 😉
Thank you for the recipe and I am so eager for some new ones.

Keep it up! You are fantastic at what you do! 🙂

Eva

Kajal

Hello Eva , I’m so glad you tried this recipe and it turned out great. Its very sweet of you to get back an let me know 🙂
I recommend the banana pound cake next, for your loved one. I’m sure you’re score some more points for that cake 😛

Kajal

Not oly a new kitchen, but a whole new house … 😀 Wee I’m excited !And yes, sweets after a meal is a must, infact even around 11ish and 4ish when the sugar levels are dipping :-p

Kajal

Hey Jessica, the lime does nothing but enhance all the flavours, its not over powering, just very subtle.

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