Apple and hazelnut cake


Apple cakes and pies are a family favorite and I have a lot of tried and tested recipes . I usually like to use walnuts with apples but this afternoon I didn’t have any in my larder and I found a bag of ground hazelnuts and thought I use it. This is a fast and easy cake to prepare .Its a cut and come again cake and that means it will vanish in no time at all. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups ground hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • grated zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar  if you like it sweet ,I used 1 1/2 cups
  • 5 cups chopped apples

 Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160C and grease & lightly flour a 13in by 9in oven dish.
  2. Peel and chop the apples putting them in a bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon ,zest and lemon juice over them and stir.
  3. In another bowl beat the eggs ,oil and vanilla with a whisk .I used a hand whisk .
  4. Add the sugar and whisk some more until well combined.
  5. Sift in the flour,baking powder & pinch of salt and add the ground hazelnuts.
  6. Mix in with a spoon until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Stir in the apples ,do not worry if if see that that it seems there is too little batter and a lot of apples when it bakes it will expand nicely.
  8. Spread in the oven dish and bake until skewer comes out clean ,mine was ready in about 35 minutes in a fan oven. Best is to set timer for 30minutes and check as not all ovens are the same.

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