Tea and spiced apple cake; rewards after gardening!

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10 volunteers came to help plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs this morning, and were rewarded with home-made cake, as well as our normal tea/coffee. I was asked for the recipe for my mum’s spiced apple cake, so here it is (below).

Meanwhile, many thanks to all the hard working volunteer gardeners!

Spiced apple cake

  • 4oz butter/marg
  • 7oz sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 7oz self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of unsweetened apple puree (if home made, then make sure it is reasonably smooth and not too wet)

Cream together butter and sugar, blend in flour and eggs, and then all the other ingredients.

Bake in a greased, bottom-lined  tin, for 60-70 mins, at 350F, 180C or gas mark 4

Top with lemon icing.

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