Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Apple cake

2-3 Granny Smith apples (green apples) = makes 2 cups of diced apple (chunks)
1 cup sugar (or ½ cup if you don't like it sweet)
½ cup butter/margarine or cooking oil
1 egg
1 cup flour (use plain flour here if adding baking soda)
¾ tsp. baking soda (omit this if using self-raising flour)
½ tsp. salt
½ - 1 tsp. cinnamon
1tsp. vanilla
additional oil for greasing baking tray
additional flour for dusting tray

tsp = teaspoon (sudu teh, sudu kecil)
tabsp = tablespoon (sudu makan, sudu besar)

Wooden spoon
Baking tray
Cup (use the same cup for measuring all ingredients)

Method 1
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a 9" or 10" round pan with cooking oil, butter or margarine
Sprinkle diced apples with the sugar, set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In another bowl, beat the egg.
Mix in the oil and vanilla.
Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, until well mixed.
Add apples.
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 35 minutes.

Method 2 
Wash and cut green apples into big chunks (leave skin on and dice, potong kiub)
Beat sugar & butter/margarine in a bowl till all sugar is dissolved
Add eggs and stir to mix, add vanilla and cinnamon
Add apple chunks and stir to mix

Grease tray with butter/margarine/cooking oil (use your finger to rub the oil in)
Pour cake mixture into baking tray and spread evenly
Bake at 350F until top of cake is golden (not burnt/black)

Poke cake with a wooden skewer (lidi satay) to test if it is done
When done (no cake mixture sticks to skewer), remove cake from oven
Serve warm with/without pudding sauce or ice-cream

Bon appetite!

Granny Smith apples 

Apple cake 

A slice of apple cake 

A slice of yummy apple cake 

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