Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apple cake

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And thank you so much Sara for featuring my granny ripple tutorial in your Tangled Happy.

I am not much of a fruit eater but whenever there are apples or bananas left over at home the thought that immediately comes to my mind is to bake a delicious apple cake or banana cake. I have tried a variety of recipes and not all of them turn out well, but some are really good and this is one such recipe. I don't remember from where I got the original recipe but it was not the recipe for an apple cake. I tweaked it to make an apple cake and the method is quite simple.

Cake flour - 3/4 cups
(since no cake flour is available here I substituted it with
1 tbsp cornflour added to all purpose flour to make 3/4 cups of flour)
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 1/2 cup
(I would reduce it, the cake was too sweet)
Vanilla - 1 tsp
milk - 1/4 cup
Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
(I used sunflower oil)
Egg - 1
Apple peeled, cored and diced - 1/2 cup


1. Sieve all the dry ingredients together.

2. Mix all the wet ingredients together.

3. Add egg to the wet ingredients and beat.

4. Add the dry ingredients.

5. Add the diced apples.

6. Pour the batter into a prepared cake tin.

7. I sliced half an apple and topped the batter with the apple slices. They became dry during baking, so I would omit them but if you wish you can do it.

7. Bake until done.

Also, I would reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.  I found mine too sweet for my taste. The original recipe was meant for a plain cake but since we are adding apples here and apples give some natural sweetness to the cake the amount of sugar can be reduced.

Also, after a long time I did some cross-stitching. I love cross-stitch and I have done a few of them though not in the recent past but I have never used aida cloth. I had always done my cross-stitches in canvas since I find them less strainful.

I found this stack of cupcakes in the internet but there was no pattern, so I worked out the pattern on my own and made use of the colours that I had.

I will show you the finished work in my next post. It's time to go to bed, so good bye for now.


  1. I have just found you through Tangled Happy and so glad I did. Gorgeous blog and you seem to love all things I love. xx

  2. Hello, can you teach us how to cross-stitch? I'm a crocheter and I want to learn the basics of cross-stitching so I can make actual shapes and figures in my crocheting. My husband wants me to make him a broncos blanket and it involves a big horse and a lot of color changes cross-stitching would be perfect to learn for that so I don't go crazy with all the color changing. Thank you.

  3. Apple cake looks yum. And beautiful cross stitch work. The cupcakes look super cute. I bought some aida a year back, thinking I will try some cross stitch. Have not touched it till date. Maybe should take it out.

  4. Apple cake looks good! and cupcakes,i love those colours you chose..

  5. This aple-cake is fantastic, and yours tutorials to.

  6. Yummy... I love apple cake...thank you for the recipe...and your kindness...

  7. :( eggs :(

    but i am sure it tasted good and the patterns look really good :)


  8. will def try this recipe.The cupcakes look soo cute.

  9. Seguro que esta buenisimo por que tiene una pinta.Saludos

  10. I've been cross stitching for about 25 years and have never thought to do it on canvas.....Your cup cakes are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the apple cake recipe. It looks delicious and I'm looking forward to trying it out.

  11. I tweeted about this because the photo is mouth-watering! Can always count on lovely photos from you and the recipe is a bonus! *smile*

  12. Oh yum, your pictures make me hungry!

  13. apple cakes are my most loved cakes..I surely will try your recipe! it look so delicious! (and your cupcakes are sweet:))

  14. Your photography is gorgeous and the cake looks so yummy!
    Thank You for the kind words you left on my blog

  15. This cake looks sooo wonderful! I bet your house smelled amazing. Will be making this soon! I love all things apple. I just posted a recipe for Caramel Apple Salad on my blog. Check it out if you like.
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  16. mmm! it looks delicious! thanks a lot for the recipe! i will definitely try to make it! :-)

  17. I love everything about it- yum!!! I am visiting from Not JUST A Housewife and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a good week!


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