APPLE CAKE WITH HONEY AND CINNAMON SYRUP TOPPING

apple cake

The great thing with having a child a while after you had the first ones is that you somehow have the time or maybe the peace of mind to really enjoy and appreciate the child in them, the way children live and see things around them. I feel profoundly moved when I peep into that world, when I take the time to listen and participate because it is so special and so different from the way I perceive and look at things now as an adult. The bad thing about having a child at the very end of the line is that you suddenly realize that you have to go on getting up early to get yet another kid ready for school much longer than you expected and that there will be another round of teenage-hood, those kind of aspects never appear until it is too late though.

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But they are definitely outweighed by the good ones like always having a reason to bake something, not that the smaller one always likes what I bake but still, it is so good to have an excuse to bake when you really should be doing something completely different. Like apple cakes. This apple cake is very simple but to make it more special I used the liquid from the apples and the honey to make a syrup that I drizzled over the cake before it went into the oven and I also used a large form so that the cake didn’t get too high, I personally prefer apple cakes that doesn’t have too much cake in proportion to the apple topping, the flavours balance better in this way I find.

apple cake

APPLE CAKE WITH HONEY AND CINNAMON SYRUP TOPPING

topping:
2-3 apples
3-4 tblsp honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon

cake:
4 eggs
200 g/7 oz sugar
150 ml/0.63 cup melted butter or a vegetable oil of your choice
250 g/8.8 oz flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt

– Chop the apples finely, I keep the peel but if you don’t want it, feel free to peel the apples before chopping them. Put the chopped apples in a bowl, add honey and cinnamon, mix and leave it for 20-30 minutes. When the cake is almost ready to put in oven, drain the liquid from the apples and reduce it to a syrup in a skillet (because it goes faster in a wide pan or in a skillet).
– Whisk eggs and sugar fluffy in bowl. Add the melted butter and then sift flour, salt and baking powder into the bowl. Mix well.
– Pour the batter into a large greased and breaded form, mine was a square one 24×28 cm/ 9,44×11 in. Spread the apples on top of the batter and then drizzle the honey and cinnamon syrup evenly over the surface.
– Bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/350°F) for 25-30 minutes or until the cake passes the toothpick test.

Apple cake

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