Friday, 31 August 2012
Apple, Date and Heather Honey cake
1 apple, a small amount of dates and some honey later I made a basic cake mix and added the recent discoveries.
I mixed the apples with the flour first because I'm sure I've read somewhere that it stops them sinking straight to the bottom of the cake, it seemed to work.
The resulting cake is a slightly dense, in a good way, with slight chewiness and the odd crunch from the apple. the honey provides lots of flavour considering it was only a tbsp. Make sure you get a skewer right in the middle to check the cake, i didn't and it was slightly undercooked. Apologies for the iffy pictures, I need a cake stand.
Apple, Date and Heather Honey Cake
150g SR flour
150g Light brown soft sugar
80g dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1 small apple
1 tbsp good quality honey
Cream the butter with the sugar until fluffy
Beat in the eggs, one at a time
Add the honey to the mix
Mix the apples with the flour then add then fold into the mixture
Fold into the dates
Pour into a greased/lined cake tin, I used a 18cm tin.
Bake for 40 -50 minutes until golden brown and a skewer can be inserted and removed clean.
Serve and Enjoy