Fresh Apple Spice Cake

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Going to be a new fall favourite when the apples are fresh. Thanks to Sue Becker at our USA Ankarsrum Distributorship for this recipe.  It is featured in her wonderful book “The Essential Home Ground Flour Book” full of great recipes and information on the benefits of home grinding your grain and much more.  This cake is absolutely yummy.   I know already my dad will love it when I take him some tomorrow.

Attachments: Stainless bowl and scraper assembly
Grain Mill for fresh flour.
Makes a 9 x 13 cake pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup melted honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups soft white or spelt flour (I used spelt)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups finely chopped and cored apples (Sue peeled but I left them on)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

With the mixer speed at about 4 o’clock cream together the butter and honey, add the egg, vanilla, sour cream and sugar. Mix well.  In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add this 1 cup at a time to the wet ingredients with the mixer at 3 o’clock. Dial down the speed even a bit more and fold in the apples and nuts. Spread in greased pan.  Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.  Wonderful served with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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These photos are a wonderful example of a couple special features on the Ankarsrum Assistent firstly notice with the open top how easy it is to add ingredients such as the apples.  Also the scraper that comes with your mixer is designed perfectly to clean out those little grooves on your roller and scrape out your bowl making sure you get to enjoy every last bit of this yummy cake. And lastly Sues wonderful book.

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