04 November 2015

Apple and Cinnamon Cake for Bonfire Night



Bonfire night is such fun isn't it? We're really looking forward to it, although I don't think the weather will be on our side this year.

It's not as cold as it usually is for Guy Fawkes night, but we've had a lot of fog this week and it's wet today, so it's not looking good. No matter what the weather, we have to go to our local firework display or Cooper will be so disappointed.





Snacks and drinks are an essential part of the evening. We'll be short of time, so we'll just have something quick and light before we head out togged up in lots of layers, hats, scarves and gloves, but we'll take hot drinks in flasks and something yummy to snack on. 

This glorious Autumnal cake comes from Rachel's Yogurt. The flavours of fresh apple and spices are complemented by the addition of Rachel’s Limited Edition Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt. You could use plain yogurt, but this one just adds to the flavour and you have enough left over to serve with the cake or to eat with a spoon later. 



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Apple and Cinnamon Cake
An easy spiced apple cake. Perfect with a cuppa on the cold days of Autumn and Winter. Made with yoghurt and love.
Ingredients
  • 3 apples
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar (plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract `
  • 250g plain flour, sieved
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 125g Rachel’s Limited Edition Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 170◦C/350◦F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line an 8 inch round loose bottom or spring-form cake tin2. Begin by peeling and coring one apple, quarter and chop into rough pieces. Take the other two and leaving the skin on cut into quarters and then into thin slices, taking out the core. Set aside for a moment.3. Cream together the butter, sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one by one and then add the vanilla extract. 4. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon, stir well until these are all incorporated. Add the reserved apple pieces and the yogurt and give the mixture a good stir.5. Pour into the prepared tin and smooth the top making sure it is level. Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake in a circular pattern.6. Combine 1tbsp of caster sugar and 1tsp of ground cinnamon and sprinkle this over the top of the apple slices.7. Bake for 50 mins/ 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.8. Allow to cool in the tin before removing and transferring to a wire rack.9. Enjoy!
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Yield: Makes 1 large cake

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking cake! I use plain yoghurt for baking quite often but flavoured would be even nicer. Have a great night :)

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    1. I agree yogurt's a great addition to cakes.You have a good night too.

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  2. gorgeous cake - hope you enjoy the fireworks (hope your weather is not as wet as ours is today)

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    1. Thanks Johanna, it-so not looking good though, raining already.

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  3. oooh, this looks divine. I have almost an identical apple and pear cake coming this weekend too and you're right, it's so perfect for Bonfire Night, I hadn't thought about it! I love that yours has yoghurt in it, that must made it so light and moist

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing your cakey Dom.

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  4. This looks so yummy, I never thought of using a flavoured yogurt in a cake. What a great idea!!

    I've whipped up a sticky toffee bundt for bonfire night celebrations. Can't wait to dig in!!

    Katie xoxo
    Katiecakes

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    1. I've used flavoured yogurt before in a cake, I can't quite remember which one though. Oh Sticky Toffee Bundt sounds amazing!

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  5. Hmm this looks so good! Especially for this time of the year!
    Love Katie
    www.whatskatieupto.wordpress.com

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  6. I love spiced apple cakes. I made an apple and cinnamon one in the slow cooker recently and although it didn't look as pretty as this it tasted amazing! The apple and cinnamon yoghurt sounds great too - I'm sure I wouldn't be able to save it for the cake though!

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    1. I gave my slow cooker away but now wondering if I should have and yes I agree about the yoghurt. They have a salted caramel one I'd like to try too.

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  7. Ooh, lovely - I never have the patience the lay the apples properly, so well done to you - looks gorgeous. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks it's raining at the moment, so not looking promising.

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  8. Apple and cinnamon: the perfect combo!!!
    xox

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    1. Yes I am totally in agreement with you there Manu :)

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  9. A brilliant combination and looks wonderful.

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  10. Looks delicious & I'm sure I could 'veganise' it, I use yoghurt in my baking all the time it makes cakes so light :o)

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  11. I could never get enough of a cake like this! Apple and cinnamon are a fab combination. Your cake has risen very well. Beautiful.

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  12. This cake looks perfect for this time of year and I bet Cooper enjoyed the fireworks very much!

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  13. If autumn was a cake, that's how it'd look like!

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  14. This looks delicious! apples are one of the only fruits my kid likes too!

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