Monday, 24 September 2012

Chocolate, Apple and Rum Cake

I have a glut of apples.  I've have been looking in a few books as to what to do with them.  I am prefering to use them rather than freeze them at the moment.  I found a few recipes for cakes, tea breads, scones and chutneys.  The first thing I decided on was Chocolate, Apple and Rum Cake.  Very nice!  I was going to do some chutney, but didn't quite get to it as HK and I thought it would be good to go and do a bit of clothes shopping for Mary-Jane and get her some long sleeved T shirts and tops, not that Autumn is upon us with avengeance.  I have all my ingredients (I hope!) to do two different types of chutney, and a few other bits and bobs that will either keep or can be frozen.


Chocolate, Apple & Rum Cake

4 Apples
125ml rum

200g butter
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
125g chopped walnuts
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
200g self raising flour

3tbs dark rum
50g sugar
50 butter
  • Peel, core and cut apples into small pieces.  Cover and soak in the rum, set to one side
  • Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Mix in the eggs on at a time
  • In a seperate bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix together
  • Pour dry ingredients into the batter
  • Drain the apples using a sieve, add to mix and fold in
  • Pour into a greased and lined 26cm springform tin.  Smooth the surface
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for approx 45 minutes.  I baked for 40 mins
  • Leave in tin to cool, make holes in top with a skewer.
  • Put rum, butter and sugar in a pan, gently heat until butter melted and mix is starten to thicken.  Allow to cool a bit
  • Pour the topping mix slowly over the cake, allowing it to soak in through skewer holes.  I used a silicone pastry brush to spread the topping, worked well.
  • Once cake is cool, remove from tin and eat!


paula said...

From your non-baking friend from across the pond . . . use some of your apples in bread pudding. I actually made this last week and Gene asked for it again . . . this time it looks closer to bread purring . . last week was more like apple cake, but it was still prettytasty :0}

CarpeDyem said...

I will try this, sounds good to me!