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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Blueberry and Apple Loaf

I had some apples and blueberries that needed using up so decided to bake a loaf cake for our morning tea to brighten up a stormy and wet Saturday.  The loaf was delicious and moist, perfect with a cuppa as we watched the torrential rain through our lounge windows.


Blueberry and Apple Loaf

125g butter, melted and cooled
2 free range eggs, beaten
200ml apple juice
300g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
1 heaped teaspoon ground cinnamon
150g blueberries
1 unpeeled apple, coarsely grated

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan. Grease and line a deep 11cm x 21cm loaf tin with baking paper, allowing a 2.5cm/1 inch overhang on all sides.

Mix the butter, beaten eggs and apple juice in a jug. Measure the flour, cinnamon and sugar into a large mixing bowl.  Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Fold through the blueberries and grated apple.  

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin and level the surface.  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Leave the loaf to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Ice the loaf if you wish or dust with icing sugar before serving.


7 comments:

  1. That looks amazing, I just love blueberries and had a few failed attempts at baking with them due to sinking, will need to try this, thanks

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  2. Can I make this without the blueberries as I only have the apples, and if so what rearrangement of ingredients should I make?

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    1. You could use raisins or sultanas instead of blueberries and milk instead of apple juice if you want :)

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  3. love this... love the way the fruit has gone all gooey and makes it look like a pudding... I love a cake like this!

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  4. I do like a simply adorned, fully flavoured loaf cake! Lovely Michelle.

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  5. Now I do not like cakes but that does look good!

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  6. Substituting the Apple juice with orange juice works too! :-) I'm going to tweak it and try blackberries instead of the blueberries!

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