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Apple & walnut cake with treacle icing

This easy all-in-one cake is perfect if you've got friends coming for coffee or afternoon tea

  • Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 45 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy
  • Serves 10
  • Easy
  • Calories 535
  • Carbohydrates 89
  • Saturated Fat 8
  • Sugar 51
  • Protein 15
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.46

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 535
  • Carbohydrates 89
  • Saturated Fat 8
  • Sugar 51
  • Protein 15
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.46

Ingredients

  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 140g dark brown soft sugar
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 250ml rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 unpeeled apples, coarsely grated
  • 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 50g dark soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 200g tub full fat soft cheese

Tip

For a lighter flavour
Try golden syrup instead of treacle in the icing if you prefer a lighter flavour.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Line two 20cm cake tins. Put the flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a big bowl, then stir in the sugars, making sure there are no lumps of sugar. Add the oil, eggs and apples, and beat everything together. Fold in the walnuts then divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for a few mins in the tin then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

  2. For the icing, beat all the ingredients together then chill until the mixture is thick but spreadable. Spread half the icing on top of one cake, sandwich with the other and spread the remaining icing on top

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