Apple and walnut cake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Apple and walnut cake
An easy cake to make with apples and walnuts, perfect for tea with friends.

300g plain flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

140g dark brown soft sugar

50g golden caster sugar

250ml rapeseed or sunflower oil

4 eggs

3 unpeeled apples, coarsely grated

100g walnuts, roughly chopped

For the icing

100g butter, softened

50g dark soft brown sugar

1 tbsp golden syrup

200g full fat soft cheese

Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F / Gas mark 2.

Line two 20cm cake tins.

In a large bowl put the flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda then stir in the sugars, making sure there are no lumps.

Add the oil, eggs and grated apples, and beat everything together.

Stir in the walnuts then divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tin then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

For the icing, beat all the ingredients together then chill until the mixture is thick but spreadable.

Spread half the icing on top of one cake and the second layer and sandwich together spread the remaining icing on top.

Serves
10

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
45 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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