About a week ago I was feeling a bit stressed and anxious (it happens sometimes), so I figured I’d do something that pretty much always helps me relax: I baked something. The weather has been changing quite rapidly for the past two weeks, and I think it’s pretty safe to say autumn has come. That’s probably why I felt like baking a nutty, cinnamon-y cake – which is what I did!
This walnut and apple cake was a spur of the moment experiment and isn’t it funny how those often turn out the best? Let me tell you, this cake is good. It’s incredibly simple to make and incredibly delicious. A new favourite? Definitely!
- 240 g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 140 g sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs (medium)
- 125 g butter (soft or melted)
- 1 (large) apple, peeled and cut into pieces (tip: sprinkle the pieces with a bit of lemon juice after cutting them)
- 80 g chopped walnuts
- a loaf/cake tin
- and an oven, of course! This cake needs to be baked at 180 °C (don’t forget to preheat your oven!)
So, let’s get baking!
1. Mix dry ingredients Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl and mix them together with a whisk or a spoon.
2. Add wet ingredients Add your melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix it together. Then add the eggs one by one while mixing inbetween.
3. Add apple and walnut Also add the pieces of apple and the chopped walnuts and fold them through the mixture with a spatula or spoon.
4. Bake the cake! Grease and flour you loaf or cake tin and pour in the mixture, dividing it evenly over the tin. Then put it in your preheated oven, baking it for 40 minutes, after which you’ll have to check if it’s done by inserting a skewer. It most likely won’t be, but I’m not entirely sure since I used a glass loaf form and it took my cake an hour before it was done. Bake until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
And there you have it! A very simple – but very delicious – walnut and apple cake. Mine was gone before I knew it!