Willow Creek Olive Oil Apple Cake


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Large Apples – peeled and finely chopped
  • 200ml Orange Juice
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon – ground
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg – ground
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Raisins – soaked in warm water for 15 min and then drained
  • Confectioner’s Sugar – for dusting

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the chopped apples in a bowl and add orange juice; just enough juice to toss and coat apples so as to prevent browning.
  3. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. While the mixer is on, add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix another 2 minutes until mixture increases in volume.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir until just blended; it will be a thick batter.
  6. Drain raisins; and rid apples of excess juice. Add both raisins and apples to the batter and mix with a spoon until well-combined.
  7. Line a cake pan with parchment paper. Spoon thick batter into the pan, and level the top with the back of your wooden spoon.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely in the pan. When ready, simply lift parchment up to transfer the cake into a serving dish. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.
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