Monday, 2 March 2015

Blackberry & Apple Cake

Sorry for the lack of posts on the blog lately. We are actually home from our trip after having to cut it slightly short due to cyclone Marcia. Everything is okay but we had a bit of stuff to sort out. So we still have lots of posts to bring you including the rest of our trip, more recipes, product reviews & an in depth look at our cost to travel over the last year. 

But for starters here's another recipe. We picked the blackberries & apples for this one in the bush as we drove around the Snowy River area near Tumut. 

Blackberry & Apple Cake

- 1 large Apple
- a large handful of blackberries
- 1 tablespoon of raw sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 125g of softened butter
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups of SR Flour plus a tablespoon extra
- 1 cup of milk

- start your fire at least an hour before to build up your hot coals
- cream the butter & caster sugar in a bowl
- add the eggs & beat well

- add the flour & milk & stir until you have a thick batter

- add in 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon & stir
- wash your blackberries in cool running water before use

- coat your blackberries in the extra tablespoon of flour, this helps them not sink to the bottom of the cake while it cooks

- add the blackberries to the cake batter & gently stir through the mix

- pour into a cake tin lined with 2 layers of baking paper
- pour the batter into the pan & spread out evenly

- peel & then cut your Apple into thin 2mm slices 

- arrange over the top of the cake in a nice pattern

- sprinkle with the raw sugar & remaining 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon 

- preheat your camp oven over the fire for 5 minutes

- place the cake in the oven on a trivet

- place 1 shovel of coals under the oven & 1 on top
- cook cake for 20 minutes
- open oven & check how the cake is going, add more heat if necessary
- cook for another 15-20 minutes
- use a skewer to check when cake is cooked, the skewer should come out clean

- once cooked allow the cake to rest for 5 minutes & then remove from the cake pan & allow to cool

We cut our first slice when it was still just warm. YUM!!

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