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Toffee apple cider cake

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This delicious flavour combination of toffee and apples goes hand in hand with one another and is a really tasty treat on a cold winters day.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:medium

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  • 300ml 10⅛ fl oz Cider medium or sweet
  • 4 4 Apple(s) eating
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 110g 4 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 225g 8 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon ground

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Butter a 20cm / 8″ round non stick cake tin (not loose based) and line with non-stick baking paper.  In a small pan heat the cider until boiling then reduce the heat and simmer gently until reduced by half.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 300ml 10⅛ fl oz Cider medium or sweet
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Remove from the heat and leave until cold. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Peel and core the apples and cut into thick slices.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4 4 Apple(s) eating
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Heat 25g butter and the light muscovado sugar in a pan until melted, stirring occasionally.

    Ingredients for this step

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pour into the prepared tin.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Arrange the sliced apples on top of the caramel.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Cream the rest of the butter and golden caster sugar until light and gradually beat in the eggs.

    Ingredients for this step

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in carefully until well mixed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 225g 8 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Gently stir in the cinnamon and cold cider.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon ground
  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Spoon over the apples and bake for 25-35 minutes until cooked through.

  11. Classic mode Step 11

    Remove from the oven and immediately upturn the cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm.