Sunday, January 1, 2012

Danish Apple and Prune Cake

Hello family and friends.... I have missed writing this blog, so here goes with a cake to start the New Year, 2012

Lucy enjoys my cake on Boxing Day
125g Butter
170g Sugar
2 Eggs
100g Ground Almonds
80g Flour (ok to substitute with GF flour)
1 tsp baking powder
125ml milk
1 tsp vanilla

12 soft dessert prunes cut into thirds
100g chopped walnuts
2 Green Apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 tbsp extra sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
knob butter

1.  Prepare 23cm cake tin, grease and line with baking paper. Preheat oven to 190°C
2.  To make batter either place all ingredients into food processor for 10 seconds, run a spatula around the edges, and process a further 5 seconds  OR
cream better and sugar, add beaten eggs and then fold in the rest of ingredients.
3.  Pour batter evenly into prepared cake tin
4.  Push the prunes gently and evenly into batter
5.  Sprinkle walnuts over prunes and batter
6.  Cover with apple slices arranged neatly over the walnuts
7.  Bake in oven 35 mins @ 190°C
8.  Carefully remove from oven. Quickly sprinkle over cinnamon, sugar and dobs of butter.
9.  Slide cake back into the oven for a further 15 – 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean

Serve with cream or ice cream, or just eat as is

Thanks to Jill, who was flying from Adelaide to Sydney on Boxing Day I was able to have my cake hand delivered

I usually double this mixture as the cake keeps well for up to a week in an airtight container.  I sometimes make it thicker in a smaller tin or thinner in a larger tin, it is a very easy cake. Also I have just sliced one apple and layered with stewed quinces, also added half desiccated coconut/almonds. Swap walnuts for almonds and so on…

Adapted from ‘More Gretta Anna Recipes” p. 192