Back to Herman basics – Part 3 – Herman Toffee Apple Cake
Ok, so this cake is a bit of a cheat, this is really back to the basic Apple Cake recipe but no spice and no raisins but I used Muscavado sugar instead which gave it such a different flavour that I was really pleased with. What I really want to do is work out how to get some real toffee into the recipe, maybe chopping up some fudge into small chunks is the way to go. I will definitely be working on this one, I really like the flavour.
Herman Toffee Apple Cake
- 112g dark Muscavodo sugar
- 112g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 82ml oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 medium cooking apple, chopped into small chunks
- Half portion of Herman
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Combine the other ingredients in another bowl then add this to the dry ingredients. Mix gently until all combined. Pour into a greased and floured or lined loaf tin.
Bake for about 50 minutes – 1 hour, covering with silver foil after 30 minutes to stop the top browning too much.
General Appearance: Lovely golden colour, can see some of the apples sticking out of the top which have caramelised.
Aroma: Toffee Apple.
Texture: Possibly slightly too sticky, I did use an enormous apple which may be why.
Taste: Nice caramelised sugar and apple flavour, really want to put in some chunks of toffee in this cake which will add a nice taste hit.
Fewh, super quick blogging tonight. It is so funny, I never thought I would like writing so much but I love it. Really hope you are all enjoying my Herman experiments, I do have some other posts in mind, have nearly finished Williams quilt (I keep saying I’ve nearly finished, but I really have this time) and the garden is looking…well different, weather has just been yucky!
I’ll be back, not sure when but soon, happy baking,