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  • Writer's pictureImeldaRose

Apple and cinnamon slab cake with salted caramel frosting

For the cake 50g light brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 eggs

100g granulated sugar

115g butter

120ml milk

200g self raising flour

1 large apple peeled, cored, and finely sliced

For the crunchy top:

50g light brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

How to?

  • Grease and line an 8”x8” square tin Preheat the oven to 160oC

  • Place the light brown sugar & 1.5 tablespoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Place the eggs and granulated sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Melt the butter and gradually add to the eggs and sugar, followed by the milk and mix just until evenly combined.

  • Add the flour to the batter and mix on low speed with the electric mixer until evenly combined.

  • Add the apples to the batter and fold until evenly incorporated.

  • Spoon about 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle about 2/3 of the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture on top of the batter. Spoon the remaining batter over top, followed by the remaining brown sugar-cinnamon mixture.

  • Using a butter knife or the handle of a teaspoon, swirl the layers by making a zig-zag motion through the batter once in each direction (don't overdo it!).

  • Place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes until the cake has risen, springy to touch and browning on top. Meanwhile place the brown sugar and cinnamon for the topping into a small bowl and mix well, setting aside until the cake has cooked.

  • Take the cake from the oven and sprinkle the sugar mix on top and leave to cool completely

For the buttercream - if you’re looking for a cheats version, Aldi do a great salted caramel icing. If you want to make your own you’ll need:

100g unsalted butter

120g icing sugar

1/2 tin of carnation caramel

Few flakes of sea salt

  • Place the butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed for 10minutes until pale and creamy.

  • Using a spatula scrape down the side of the bowl to ensure everything is well incorporated.

  • Add in the caramel and salt and mix through

  • Using a spatula, spread the icing on top of the cooled cake and sprinkle with a little more brown sugar and cinnamon

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