Useful, easy & made in no time at all.
And it certainly doesn't need to stay trapped in the dessert department.
It's always popular & can be easily adjusted to suit whatever you have on hand.
Here is the original version that I wrote out by hand when I was about 15:
2 cups diced apple } mix in 125 grams melted butter &
1 cup brown sugar 1 egg
Add 1 cup (total) of sultanas, raisins or dates or a mixture of whatever you have on hand.
1 tsp of cinnamon & 1/2 tsp of ginger, mixed spice & some nutmeg (or just cinnamon if you prefer)
Mix in 1 1/2 cups of wholemeal flour (or plain flour is fine) & 1 tsp baking soda mixed in a little milk.
Cook 45- 50mins in a moderate oven.
Cool in the tin before turning out.
Serve with whipped cream or Greek yoghurt if you have made it for dessert.
Dusted with icing sugar looks nice.
I like to keep sugar to a minimum in our diet & make everything I cook as nutrient dense as possible so here's the version from today:
125 gms butter, gently melted
1/2 cup honey & 1/4 cup organic panela (evaporated sugar cane juice)
mix in one egg & spices..at least 1 dsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger & I really like to add some freshly grated nutmeg,
add 2 apples & 1/2 a dozen plums, diced
1 cup of dried fruit: sticky raisins, sultanas, raisins, dates or any combo that you love.
Mix in 1/2 cup of ground almonds,
1 cup of wholemeal flour (I used a 7 grain flour)
& 1 tsp baking soda mixed in to a little milk.
Stir to combine & cook for around 50 mins in a moderate oven.
If you have never tried freshly ground nutmeg do look out for some..it's so worth doing & the nutmegs will keep for years stored nicely.
The plums I used are called Luisa & have such a delicious flavour. They work really well with the apple.
Of course you can make your cake any shape you like!