Several wrinkly deteriorating apples in my fridge and some luscious looking recipes online inspired me to make this. Dark, moist, fragrant, sweet and festively spiced with chewy chunks of soft fruit and the added bite of nuts- NOM NOM NOM.
Sticky Apple Cake
Makes one large-ish (about 13" x 9") rectangular pan's worth of oooey-gooey cake
Stir together and let soak for at least an hour:
Generous glug of brandy
Melt 225g butter, then leave aside to cool.
Combine in a bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for a few minutes until thick and pale:
300g dark muscovado sugar
100g white granulated sugar
Add and fold until well-mixed:
The melted butter
The soaked sultanas
2 large green apples, cored and chopped
100g nuts, toasted and chopped (I used hazelnuts but use whatever you want)
250g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg
Pour into a lined 13" x 9" rectangular baking tray and bake for about 1hr 15 mins at 160C (or 140C fan-assisted). Serve warm or at room temperature.