One Bowl Apple Macadamia Cake

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One Bowl Apple Macadamia Cake

One Bowl Apple macadamia cake

I’ve decided that I love cake. I didn’t used to love cake but now I do. It feels wrong to say that because there are so many people that are anti-sugar and anti -carbs and some poor people that can’t eat gluten, I know …..but that doesn’t mean I can’t eat cake does it?. Does anyone else out there still eat cake?

One Bowl Apple and Macadamia CakeI don’t have a particular time of day that I think cake should be eaten, perhaps this is the one point that some people may not agree on, the earlier the better for me. Cake fuel for the day.  There is no reason why cake cannot be eaten for breakfast, in fact if it’s the type of cake that I’m talking about ” Stir together Apple and Macadamia Cake”  then it is probably better than most breakfast cereals anyway. How many cereals contain 2 or 3 apples and a cup of nuts? I would not be upset if Skater ate this for breakfast because it most certainly has less sugar than the cereal he eats!

When I first started making this cake ( so many years ago I am embarrassed to say), I thought it was the ideal throw together dessert, and I still do.  Serve it like this…..a breakfast cake or serve it hot out of the oven at tea time. Do you have any idea how good this cake is served warm with salted caramel sauce?. Throw it on a cake plate with an extra handful of Macadamias and some ice cream and let every body dive in and serve themselves. They will thank you…… hey it takes all of 10 minutes to cut and mix together and 40 minutes to bake.

Would you eat it for breakfast?

Go on make it with pears and walnuts or with sultanas or golden raisins or dates or just maybe with a combination of nut meal and gluten free flour……if you want……

One Bowl Apple and Macadamia cakeOne Bowl Apple and Macadamia CakeOne Bowl Apple Macadamia Cake

Go on make it with pears and walnuts or with sultanas or golden raisins or dates or just maybe with a combination of nut meal and gluten free flour……if you want……

One Bowl Apple and macadamia Cake

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One Bowl Apple Macadamia Cake
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Easy, delicious and good for any time at all. The instructions are quite specific but I dont really think you can go wrong here.
Grease and line the bottom of a 22-25cm tin 9- 10 inch. Preheat the oven to 170C/340F - not !too hot
  • 125 gm melted butter ( 1 stick)
  • 2 apples diced ( approximately 3 cups )
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (150 gm)
  • 1½ cups of flour (225 gm)
  • 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking powder ( optional)
  • 1- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger ( nutmeg or cardamom)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of Macadamias ( or other nuts)
  • approximately ¼ cup of milk
Garnish / optional
  • 1 Tablespoon extra melted butter for brushing
  • 1 small apple (or ½) sliced
  • Extra chopped nuts
  1. Melt your butter first. Set aside
  2. Put the chopped apples into a mixing bowl, big enough to fit all of the ingredients. Add the flour baking powder and soda, sugar and spices as well as the nuts and mix up well .
  3. Break the egg into a cup and beat to break up. Pour into the bowl with the apple and flour mixture add the melted butter and the milk mix well with a spatula or spoon. Add a little more milk ( up to 2 Tablespoons ) if it seems very hard to mix. Mix quite well to make sure it is all incorporated.
  4. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and flatten with a spoon. Garnish with sliced apples painted with a little butter sprinkle with the extra nuts and a little raw sugar if you like. ( I do!). I even glaze the top with melted caramel sauce too..
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes . Test the middle of the cake with a skewer. It should come out clean.
This is the same apple cake made into small ones with vanilla buttercream and a pool of caramel sauce…..

Apple cakes with caramel and buttercream

Apple cakes with caramel and buttercream

Salted caramel sauce HERE

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