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    Apple, ginger & honey cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 25 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Serves: 8-10


    200g unsalted butter, softened
    75g Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar
    175g clear honey
    3 British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
    250g self-raising flour
    1 tbsp ground ginger
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 apple, cored and cut into 1cm chunks

    1 apple, cored and sliced
    50g honey 


    1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C, gas mark 3; grease a 20cm round cake tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Using electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fl uffy – about 3-4 minutes. Beat in the honey, then the eggs, one at a time. Combine the dry ingredients, adding a pinch of salt, and fold into the creamed mixture, then stir through the apple chunks.

    2. Tip the mixture into the tin and arrange the sliced apple over the top. Bake for 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes, until set on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (cover loosely with a sheet of foil after about 45-55 minutes if it starts to look too dark on top). Cool in the tin.

    3. Remove from the tin. Warm the remaining 50g honey in a pan or the microwave, and spoon or brush over the cake.

    Cook’s tip

    This cake is equally good made with pears, adding 1 tsp mixed spice instead of the ginger.

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