After the summer months and with the arrival of a rainy day like today, turning on the oven was something that I could not avoid. From my point of view, this recipe of spiced apple and walnut sponge cake, is a very good idea for starting the fall season
This is a very simple recipe that always gives me good results. I got my inspiration from a delicious recipe of yogurt and lemon sponge cake that my mom uses to bake. I have baked it so many times following her recipe and I have also tried it changing or adding some ingredients. Since I love it so much I felt like sharing it with you as my first post on my new blog.
SPICED APPLE AND WALNUT SPONGE CAKE RECIPE
- 3 large eggs
- 260 g of brown sugar (two yoghurt cups)
- 1 yoghurt
- 125 ml of vegetable oil (one yoghurt cup)
- 180 g of all-purpose flour (three yoghurt cups)
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 small apples or 1 y 1/2 medium size apples
- 80 g crushed walnuts
- Beat the eggs and sugar together.
- Add vegetable oil.
- Add the yoghurt and mix well.
- Sift ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder to the mixture.
- Peel the apples, cut them into small pieces and add them to the mixture.
- Crush the walnuts and add them to the mixture.
- Sift flour to the mixture and beat just until combined.
- Use butter or vegetable oil to grease your pan and scrape the mixture to the baking pan. Try not to move the bowl while you are scrapping the mixture.
- Bake the cake at 180ºC (356F) during 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
TRICKS AND ADVICES:
- In contrast to other sponge cakes that lasts a longer time, this sponge cake lasts less because it contains fresh fruit. It stays for up to three or four days out of the fridge.
The result is a delicious and spongy cake with an intense flavor to apple and spices. I hardly advice all those those who like the apple to taste it. It is also also a great way to add fruit to our breakfast choices and snacks.
I hope you like the recipe, bake it and leave me your comments!
I’ve just discovered an Spanish blog called ‘Nunca es demasiado dulce’ (translated as ‘It is never too sweet’) where the writer, Lidia, organizes a monthly challenge using fruit as the main ingredient. I loved the idea so much that I decided to join it and used this cake for this month’s challenge (the choosed fruit was apple this time). I leave you with the logo of the challenge 😉