Apple is a favourite fruit at my home. So whenever I wish to prepare something with it besides being eating it as a fruit, I get it handy. My family loves home baked cakes to be served warm and fresh. Since I lack confidence when it comes to baking cakes and not all ingredients are readily available at my home, I select easy ones which requires less number of ingredients. I found this APPLE CINNAMON CAKE quite acceptable given my baking knowledge and with all the ingredients available at home.
Though this forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden symbolises sin, it has actually a number of health benefits. This deciduous tree in the rose family first originated in Central Asia and then spread to the rest of the world. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures. Besides it has very high nutritional value with good amount of dietary fibre and vitamin C, low caloric too. I really do not know how much nutrition is retained when we use it for baking a cake. I did it to lighten up an weekend evening tea table. The original recipe called for using brown sugar too, I did not have it, hence used only white sugar.
All Purpose Flour : 11/2 cup
Sugar : 2/3 cup + 1tbsp
Ground Cinnamon : 1tsp
Baking Powder : 11/3tsp
Butter : 1/2 cup[softened]
Eggs : 2[beaten]
Milk : 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract : 11/2tsp
Apple : 1 big[peeled and chopped]
Preheat oven to 180*C.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together.
Beat together the sugar and butter until softened and creamy.
Add the beaten eggs and beat until well incorporated.
Add milk, vanila extract and ground cinnamon. Mix well.
Add the flour mix little at a time and mix all well until a smooth batter is formed.
Mix together the chopped apple and 1 tbsp of sugar.
Pour batter till half of the the cake tin. Add half of the chopped apple.
Pour rest of the batter and add rest of the chopped apple on the top.
Bake at 180*C for 40-45 minutes.
Please note the batter should not be up to the top of the cake tin as it will raise.
Enjoy with your favourite cup of tea.