This cake is moist, tasty and very healthy, no honestly. It has little sugar or butter but lots of fruit and seeds…….any excuse for a slab of cake.
It stores well in an airtight container for up to a week, if you can resist it for that long.
I made it for my mum and she loved it, so I have to share it with you.
Makes 8-10 Slices
- 2 Apples, peeled, cored fined iced
- 1 cup Dried Fruit Mix, including raisins, currants, lemon and orange peel
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Strong Tea, freshly brewed
- 75g Butter
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1tsp Ground Allspice
- 1 and a half cups Self Raising Flour
- Half a cup Oat Bran
- 1tbsp Sunflower Seeds
- 1tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
Preheat the oven to 170degrees. Grease a 18cm round spring form tin.
In a saucepan over a medium heat, cook the apples and tea. Simmer gently for 5mins until the apples have softened but not lost their shape. Add the dried fruit, sugar and butter. Mix well, ensuring the butter and sugar have melted fully.
In a bowl, mix the flour, oat bran and spices. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool slightly and then add to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and add to the baking tin. Top with the seeds and bake for 30mins.
Cool in the tin and then remove from the tin and serve with a nice cup of tea. 😃