Apple & Muesli Ginger Loaf Cake

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I have taken a little baking holiday the last two weeks, following a hectic week of cake making leading up to Burton’s 7th birthday a couple of weeks ago. However, with the arrival of my new Degustabox Uk during last week, it has given me the push I needed to get my bake on and come up with a new recipe featuring products from the box. 

After viewing the items, I decided to use the Jordans Swiss Style Muesli inside a loaf cake, and add some grated apple and ground ginger to give it a moisture and a slight heat from the spice. 

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I used a loaf cake recipe that I have used several times on this blog, each time adapting it slightly depending on what ingredients I have to hand. 

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This is a very loaf cake to make, and I simply added less flour than normal to allow for the muesli which seemed to work fine as the cake tasted lovely.

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Once it was baked and completely cooled, I decided to ice it with some apple flavoured icing, so basically icing sugar mixed with apple juice instead of water. I then topped the icing with some glace cherries. 

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The cake was delicious and the ginger and apple complement each other beautifully, and the slices contain a slight texture from the muesli. 

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If you fancy giving this a go yourself, then here is the recipe:

Apple & Muesli Ginger Loaf Cake
 
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Recipe type: cake
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 150g Jordans Swiss Style Muesli
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g greek style yogurt with honey
  • 2 apples, grated
  • 1 - 2 tsp ground ginger (depending how gingery you like it)
  • *Topping*
  • 100g icing sugar
  • apple juice - 2 tbsp approx (give or take the consistency of your icing)
  • glace cherries (optional)
Instructions
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160 oC (fan)
  2. grease and line a 1lb loaf tin
  3. cream together the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes until pale and creamy
  4. add the eggs and the ginger and beat the mixture for a couple of minutes
  5. Add the flour, muesli apple and the yogurt and mix until combined - being careful not to over do it
  6. Pour into the loaf tin and smooth over the top
  7. Cook for about 45 - 50 minutes until risen, golden and cooked right through
  8. Allow to cool and then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack
  9. Once cooled completely, make your icing by mixing the icing sugar with the apple juice and then pour over the cake and smooth over with a knife
  10. decorate with grace cherries (optional)
  11. will keep for 3 days in a cool place

 
An easy and tasty cake that is perfect with a cuppa!

I was sent the featured products in my monthly Degustaboxfollow for the purpose of a review. You can subscribe to Degustabox UK and receive a box every month yourself

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7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This cake recipe sound lovely and would love to give it a try. Love, love, love ginger in anything. Would you say how much flour in needed please. Looks like computer gremlins at work as the ingredients states 00g self raising flour. Sorry. Many thanks.

      1. Thanks for amending the amount of flour. I’ll give this a try over the weekend. Have a good week.

  2. I also used the muesli from Degustabox in a cake this month! I love the texture that it adds to a cake. Yours looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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