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Apple, Walnut and Cinnamon Cake

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A great birthday cake I made for my OH with lots of autumn flavours and extremely rich and bad for you with mascarpone frosting!!

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Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 190g Plain Flour
  • 50g Oats
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 1tsp All Spice
  • 1/2tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 175ml Sunflower Oil (or other flavourless oil)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2 Cooking Apples
  • peeled and finely chopped
  • 50g Walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • Frosting
  • 125g Butter (room temperature)
  • 250g Mascarpone (room temperature)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • Walnuts and dried apple for decoration

Details

servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line and grease a 23cm cake tin.

Step 2

Mix the flour, oats, bicarbonate of soda, spices, sugar and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

In another bowl, mix the oil, eggs and vanilla.

Step 4

Whisk together the wet and dry ingredients to create a smooth batter.

Step 5

Add the chopped apple and walnuts to the mixture, then pour into your prepared cake tin.

Step 6

Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until it is dark bronze and firm in the centre.

Step 7

Leave to cool completely in the cake tin before turning out to ice.

Step 8

To make the frosting, whisk the butter until it is light in colour and fluffy.

Step 9

Add the mascarpone and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add the icing sugar and beat into a light, mousse like frosting.

Step 10

Spread the icing all over the cooled cake and decorate with dried apples and walnut pieces.

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Make sure your butter and mascarpone are at room temperature before you use them, or your frosting will have lumps in it!! :(

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