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.
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.
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.
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.
The cake was delicious and the ginger and apple complement each other beautifully, and the slices contain a slight texture from the muesli.
If you fancy giving this a go yourself, then here is the recipe:
- 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)
- 100g icing sugar
- apple juice - 2 tbsp approx (give or take the consistency of your icing)
- glace cherries (optional)
- pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160 oC (fan)
- grease and line a 1lb loaf tin
- cream together the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes until pale and creamy
- add the eggs and the ginger and beat the mixture for a couple of minutes
- Add the flour, muesli apple and the yogurt and mix until combined - being careful not to over do it
- Pour into the loaf tin and smooth over the top
- Cook for about 45 - 50 minutes until risen, golden and cooked right through
- Allow to cool and then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack
- 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
- decorate with grace cherries (optional)
- 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