Apple Walnut Loaf Cake

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I thought I’d try a different combination over the weekend using apples and walnuts. Its a very nice cake, filling and there’s a good amount of fruit in the mixture so you get a sweet delicious apple taste coming through. It was quite a thick batter when mixing but the end result is perfect and it goes well with ice cream or a cup of tea.

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

195g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 tsp cinnamon powder

Pinch of salt

50g walnuts, finely chopped

100ml oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

130g caster sugar

2 apples, peeled and grated

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder into a bowl and set aside. Add the salt and walnuts mixing with a fork.
  3. Next, whisk the oil, egg, vanilla extract, sugar and apples.
  4. Slowly add the flour mix to the oil mix bit by bit, folding in each time.
  5. Once fully combined, pour into the tin and bake for 45 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

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Coconut Lemon Loaf with Coconut Sugar

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I feel like this cake looks a little deceiving because of the brown colour which comes from the coconut sugar which resembles soft brown sugar but has a much less sweeter taste.

This cake was nice and especially for the lemon lovers, as it had a zingy, zesty flavour.

Ingredients

215g butter

1 lemon, zest and juice

215g coconut sugar

2 eggs

215g self raising flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp icing sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a loaf tin with baking paper. Put the butter, lemon zest and sugar into a bowl and beat together until soft and creamy.

Crack the eggs 1 at a time into the butter and sugar mix beating with a wooden spoon. You may need to add a couple of spoonfuls of flour to stop the mixture from curdling.

Sift the remaining flour and baking powder into the cake mixture, then use a metal spoon to fold in, cutting through the mixture so that you don’t push out the air.

Evenly spread the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until risen and cooked through.

Make the icing by juicing the lemon and mixing into the icing sugar, a little at a time. Poke holes all over the cakes with a skewer, then drizzle the icing over to fully absorb. Leave to cool before slicing.

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Vanilla and Coconut Loaf Cake

Hey Everyone, I hope your day has been well. It’s been quite a rainy dull day but there’s nothing like some baking to cheer up the day.

I brought some coconut sugar a while back and only recently have I started using it. I’ve added it in cookie, curries and now this loaf cake. Coconut sugar can be used the same as normal sugar and it produces such a lovely warm brown colour. I haven’t made cake in a while and this was something simple to ease me back in. This cake is super easy to make and has a delicious light taste with hints of coconut and vanilla.

It was quite a runny cake mixture and as always, the outside tends to get cooked first, also I opened the oven a few to many times which is why there is a split in the top. This can be enjoyed alone, with ice cream or even custard depending on the occasion.

Ingredients

135g butter

135g coconut sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

130g self raising flour

5g coconut flour

2 tbsp coconut milk

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl and add the eggs one at a time.
  • Next add the vanilla extract, flours and milk mixing until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin evenly and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Insert a knife down the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done baking and can be left to cool down completely.

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Black Cacoa Cake

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This is a wonderful recipe that I saw on Sunday Brunch a while back and honestly I was intrigued because of the beautiful black colour. It seems almost strange because of how deep, dark and intense the colour is but it truly tasted delicious. The colour of this black cacoa cake comes from the black cacoa powder which I didn’t even know existed until recently. Anyway when it comes to the flavour, it is like a very very mild sweet coffee taste but it isn’t overpowering at all. there isn’t a strong scent either, it was really moist and kept fresh for up to 3 days in the fridge because of the buttercream.

Another cake that would taste amazing with ice cream or custard. It is great for dinner parties because it just looks so cool and many people will be intrigued by the colour. You can go to the Sunday Brunch Instagram page for the original recipe or use mine below, the only difference is that I halved the recipe and used a square baking tin. Although the cake I made was much smaller, I still feel like it could serve 6-9 portions depending on each slice.

Recipe: Black Cacoa Cake (serves 9)

Ingredients

110g butter

180g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

160g plain flour

45g black cacao powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

175ml buttermilk

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper setting aside.
  • Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt together for 5 minutes.
  • Add one egg at a time and mix completely.
  • Sift in the flour, black cacao powder and bicarbonate soda.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and mix well, then spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin baking in the oven for 45-50 minutes.

For the buttercream

100g butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

30g black cacao powder

150g icing sugar

Method

  • This can be made whilst the cake is baking in the oven.
  • Cream the butter and vanilla extract for a few minutes until smooth.
  • Next sift in the black cacao powder and icing sugar.
  • Once the cake has cooled down completely, spread and even layer over one half and place the other half on top.

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Walnut Loaf Cake

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I have a simple yet really good loaf recipe. This is a soft loaf, spiced with cinnamon powder and smooth walnut pieces throughout. This would be great for dessert with custard or ice cream, and you could even have a slice with a cup of tea.

Recipe: Walnut loaf cake (makes 1 loaf tin)

Ingredients

60g butter

70g soft brown sugar

2 eggs, separated

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

100g walnuts, finely chopped

175g self-raising flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time, then the cinnamon.
  • Next mix in the walnuts and flour.
  • Whisk the egg whites to a firm peak and gently fold into the cake mixture 1/3 at a time.
  • Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, insert a knife which should come out clean.
  • Leave to cool before eating and store in an air tight container for a few days.

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