This a dessert standby in our house. Warm with icecream and cream for dessert, or for afternoon tea in the garden.
2 large (400g) apples, finely chopped
1 cup (200g) chopped dates
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup sugar
11/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup shredded coconut
Grease deep 19cm square cake pan, line base with paper, grease paper. Preheat oven to moderate (180 deg C)
Combine apple, dates, soda and water in bowl, cover, stand until warm.
Beat butter, essence and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and creamy, add egg, beat until combined.
Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in sifted flour alternately with apple mixture.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in moderate oven (180-200) 50 minutes.
Spread with topping, bake about further 30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Put a tray on the rack below the cake in the oven, as sometimes the topping bubbles over the edge - if your cake tin isn't quite deep enough.
Cool cake in pan.
Combine butter, sugar, milk and coconut in pan, stir over low heat until butter is melted and sugar dissolved.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
This is a recipe from a dear Australian friend of mine.
1 Cup of castor Sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of plain Flour
1 tsp of bi carb soda
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of finely grated carrot
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Combine eggs,sugar, vanilla, oil beat well. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add grated carrot and walnuts. Mix well. Pour mixture into a well greased 20cm cake tin. bake in a moderate oven (180-200 celcius) for 40- 45 minutes
60g cream cheese
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
melt butter. Add cheese and beat well.Add lemon rind and sifted icing sugar. continue to beat until icing is nice and smooth