October 31, 2013

apple caramel loaf cake

So the apples continue to fall, and I continue to seek out new ways to try to use them.

This cake has made an appearance twice over the past couple of weeks... most recently for my husband's birthday. 

I love the combination of sharp apples against the sweet toffee and nutty topping. 

175g soft butter
175g unrefined caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
225g self raising flour (or 225g plain flour and 3 tsp baking powder)
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp natural yogurt
3-4 small bramley apples (or eating apples)
50g pecans chopped, plus 1tbsp extra for the topping
50g soft toffees (I used Werther's)
2 tbsp double cream

Heat the oven to gas mark 3. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.

Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy and then add the eggs one at a time.

Add the flour, cinnamon and yogurt. Peel, core and roughly chop the apples until small chunks and add to the bowl. Combine with a wooden spoon.

Scrape the mixture into the tin and level off the top. Sprinkle the 50g pecans down the middle. Bake on the middle shelf for 1 hour and 20 minutes until the cake is golden on top and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool the cake in the tin.

To decorate, melt the toffees and cream in a small saucepan on a low heat until combined. Cool for a minute while you turn out the cake onto a plate. Drizzle the toffee sauce on top and sprinkle the extra pecans on top. 

Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.


  1. OH MY LORD that looks SO GOOD. Apples - caramel - nuts? Winner!

    I'm going to make that bad boy this weekend - gorgeous yumminess, thanks for sharing x

  2. I am just off to gogg a load of apples from my neighbour, but I think that having seen this I might hold a few back to make this lovely cake. My hubby would love it - thanks for the very timely suggestion!! xx

  3. That sounds really yummy! I have a huge bag of apples to use up - always on the look out for inspiration :)

  4. Ogh, that looks amazing!! I was given a big bag of apples earlier in the week so I might have to give this a go. Mmmmm!


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