This is an easy Apple Loaf Cake recipe for a delicious everyday cake that is packed full of wonderful apple flavours. Warmly spiced and buttery it lasts well and is great for lunchboxes and picnics.
Preheat your oven to 170 C/325 F/Gas Mark 3
Beat the 2 eggs and 200 grams of caster sugar together in a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk or free standing mixer for a couple of minutes until pale and slightly thick.
If you are mixing by hand then mix/beat until slightly thick and pale too. It may take you longer than a couple of minutes.
Add in the 150 grams of stewed apples and mix again for 30 seconds or so. Tip in 200 grams of plain flour, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon,1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp of bicarbonate of soda and mix together thoroughly.
Now pour in the melted butter and slowly mix together at first to avoid splashing the butter and then mix again faster to ensure the butter is well incorporated.
Empty the batter into the cake liner and tin.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean. I use a cocktail stick for this. I usually find it bursts from the middle and then rises into a domed top.
Remove from tin and allow to cool completely before cutting.