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Cinnamon and Apple Cake

“I ate another apple pie and ice cream; that’s practically all I ate all the way across the country, I knew it was nutritious and it was delicious, of course.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Pie, tart, cake, fondant… English, French, Dutch, American, South African, Swiss, Italian. I’ve tried them all and either way, they were all special and delicious!  I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply love apple desserts!  Today, I would like to share this very easy and delicious apple cake recipe.  

I could list all the occasions to enjoy this delicious cake but really, it’s great anytime of the day: breakfast, snack, with a nice cup of tea or coffee, on a camping trip, by the pool, at school, at the park. If I list these places, it’s because this recipe is so easy that you can whip it up really quickly and take it anywhere and everywhere. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity because it’s really moist and intense in flavour! No mess and no need for a fork or a spoon; just grab a piece and eat it! You might just be left with moist little crumbs of soft apple dough, perfumed with cinnamon and butter. Now, who can resist that?  And if that isn’t convincing enough, you know those “soggy” apples that no one wants to eat because they aren’t crunchy anymore, well, they are PERFECT for this cake!

The original recipe is from a French book  called Les Cakes de Sophie by Sophie Dudemaine.  I’ve pretty much stuck to her instructions: I’ve only reduced the amount of sugar and added more apple. Hope you like it and as always don’t forget to tell me what you think of it!

Cinnamon and Apple Cake

  • Servings: 10 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Adapted from “Cake à la pomme et à la cannelle” by Sophie Dudemaine

Ingredients: 

  • 3 eggs 
  • 100g light brown sugar (The original recipe calls for 170g of granulated sugar)
  • 150g flour
  • 150g of butter
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 apples

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a small loaf tin (or cake mould) with some parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix  the eggs and the sugar.  Add the dry ingredients and stir well.
  4. Melt butter and add to the mixture.
  5. Peel and grate one apple over the mixture. Chop the second apple into small pieces and fold into the batter.
  6. Spoon into the loaf tin or cake mould and bake 40 minutes or until done.

Bon appétit!

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