Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Today I am sharing with you a beautiful and easy apple cake recipe, that a dear friend once shared with me.
It's tasty and quick to whip up, when you start to notice those apples in the fruit basket not look so fresh anymore ;)
This is an everyday type of cake containing no fat, that you would enjoy with your daily tea or as a light dessert with a bit of warm custard. It's usually baked in a swiss roll form of tin (a nice size rectangle shape) and then cut up into small squares or rectangles no higher than 2-3cm.
But today I used a rose silicone mold that I recently bought and couldn't wait to put into action ;)
To watch the video of how to make this cake sponge visit: http://ahlanwasahlan.co.uk/ka3ka-al-fekya/
- 5 eggs -
- 1 Cup of self raising Flour -
- 3/4 cup of Sugar -
- 1 tsp Baking powder -
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar powder or essence -
- 4 Fresh Apples - peeled and sliced into long quarters
- 1 tsp cinnamon -
- 1 tsp nutmeg - optional
- Icing Sugar (for dusting on top) -
- Separate the egg yolks from the 4 eggs and place into a small bowl and keep close by
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder to the flour, sift and leave aside.
- Place the egg whites into a cake mixing bowl and whisk until white, light and fluffy
- Then start to add the sugar a little at a time while whisking
- When you have finished with the sugar start to add the egg yolks 1 by 1 while whisking on low speed
- After this start to add the flour mix a little at a time, again on low speed
- Now your cake mix is finished. If you are putting in a patterned mold like me then you may add the apple slices you prepared earlier into the mixture and fold in until evenly mixed. But if you are using a ringed tin or a swiss roll tin you need to generously grease you tin and line the bottom with parchment paper before laying your apple slices in a presentable pattern at the bottom of the tin.
- Then spoon out your cake mix evenly across the top of the apples.
- Bake in a preheated oven on gas mark 4 for about 20-30 mins (if ringed tin or rectangle tray)
- A round patterned mold will take slightly longer in the oven.
- When cooked tip out and let cool before dusting with icing sugar