Apple, Raspberry & Coconut Cake

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I had an abundance of apples in my fruit bowl over the weekend, which makes a change from the over ripe bananas that I usually have inside it! Therefore, naturally an apple cake was on the cards for this weeks playgroup cake.

I figured that an apple cake would also make a lovely change for the playgroup who I bake for twice a week, as they often have banana loaves! (Not that they mind, apparently!).

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I found some squidgy raspberries in the fridge so thought that they would go with the well with the apples, to add a touch of tartness and little bursts of moistness. I also had some desiccated coconut lurking in my cupboard, so I decided to add some of that to the cake in place of almonds.Β 

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This was an easy cake to make – after all it is the oven that did all the hard work as it does take a while to bake. However, I can assure you that it is well worth the wait, because it was light and tangy and delicious!

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So if you fancy having a go at making this, then here is my recipe for this Apple, Raspberry and Coconut Cake

Apple, Raspberry & Coconut Cake
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 150g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 25 desiccated coconut + extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g eating apples, peeled and cored and thickly sliced
  • 12-15 raspberries approx
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan.
  2. Grease and line a deep 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and creamy
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for a few minutesAdd the flour, coconut and baking powder and mix well to combine
  5. Spread half of the cake batter into the prepared tin.
  6. Lay the apple slices on top of the cake batter in the tin, and scatter the raspberries over them
  7. Pour the rest of the cake batter over the fruit and carefully spread over to cover
  8. Sprinkle with some more desiccated coconut
  9. Bake in the oven for 1ΒΌ-1Β½ hours until golden and cooked all the way through
  10. Allow to cool before removing from the tin

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Perfect served with a cup of tea, and probably a dollop of cream on the side if you have some!

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Playgroup loved it too, so yay!

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6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Such a lovely looking cake, big fans of putting apple in cakes here! Definitely going to have to try this, always looking for recipes for coconut flour in too! #cookblogshare

  2. Sounds delicious. You have mentioned it was easy to make so I will give it a go, hopefully will be also easy to make for me πŸ™‚

  3. This sounds scrumtious!! I feel like you are describing my cupboards at the moment – I also have an abundance of apples, some leftover coconut and some squidgy raspberries! Might have to have a go at this before the apples go too far! Eb x

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