Apple Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake

October 1, 2015Sew White

This Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake is a fruity and sweet cake perfect for cold sunny days or a weekend with friends and family.

I absolutely love the autumn for all the winter spices like ground ginger, mixed spice and cinnamon which start appearing more and more in everything I bake. Plus with this being the time of year for British apples it seemed silly to not mix the two. I give you my latest bake – the delicious and autumn warming – apple ginger and fudge autumn cake. It tastes like autumn with a hint of bonfire night and dark cold nights. This cake is so simple to make and a delicious thing to enjoy. It tastes lovely with a cup of tea but also works really well as a hot pudding with lashings of custard. The second is definitely enjoyed more in my house. Who can refuse hot out of the oven cake!

Sew White Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake recipe 1

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Sew White Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake recipe 2

Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake

Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake

This Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake is a fruity and sweet cake perfect for cold sunny days or a weekend with friends and family.

Course Bakes, Dessert
Cuisine British, International
Keyword Apple, Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake, autumn apple cakes, Autumn cakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 20 people
Calories 300 kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 2 large cooking apples
  • 3 regular eating apples I used Royal Gala
  • A few tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of mixed spice nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 100g fudge pieces I got mine from Sainsburys
  • granulated sugar to sprinkle when cool

Instructions

  1. Line 2 x 2lb loaf tins with liners and preheat the oven to 180ºC/160º fan.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one a time and mix in.

  4. Sieve the flour and baking powder in to the mix.

  5. Add the spices and fudge pieces.

  6. Peel and chop the apples in to small 1cm size chunks.

  7. Sprinkle on the lemon juice and using kitchen paper blot off any excess juice.

  8. Mix in to the cake mixture and divide between the two loaf tins.

  9. Pop into the oven and bake for 40-55 minutes until golden brown and until a cake tester comes out clean.

  10. Leave to cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with granulated sugar. You can serve it warm.

Recipe Notes

It tastes good cold and also works really well when it's still warm with custard or ice cream. Makes 2 x 2lb loafs 

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Apple Ginger and Fudge Autumn Cake with granulated sugar top next to apples in a wicker basket
The gorgeous and photogenic Autumn Cake ready to be taken to an Autumn picnic.

Happy Autumn! This is a great loaf to make and smells wonderful when cooking and when eating too. I love the sugar on the top to add a slight crunch to the final bake. I love Autumn for the delicious fruit to use in my bakes. The mix of apple and ginger really does make me think of Autumn and the start of using richer spices as winter and Christmas approach.

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16 Comments

  • Brand & Beauty

    October 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Yummy this looks quite delicious, I will save this recipe for later cooking xxx

    http://www.brandobeauty.uk

    1. Sew White

      October 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      thank you so much. I hope you like it! I’m pretty sure you will x

  • Sarah Ebner

    October 4, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    This sounds (and looks) so fantastic. What a great idea, and mix of ingredients! A perfect autumnal cake.

    1. Sew White

      October 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! You are so kind and have made my day x

  • Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    October 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    This sounds DELICIOUS. So many wonderful tastes of autumn in one cake. I love autumn so much, the promise of crisp days and cosy evenings. This fits perfectly!

    1. Sew White

      October 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I love it too! They best time of year. I can’t wait for it get a little cold so we can start having country walks and then an evening next to fire at a country pub.

  • Halima

    October 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Oh the cake sounds diiiiiivine! The flavours within really make A/W a little more worthwhile, a slice of that cake and a cup of tea would be perfect!

    x

    1. Sew White

      October 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much! I love it with a cup of tea in the autumn sunshine. I really want to make it for fireworks night too.

  • Sarah

    October 4, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I love the Autumn time too! Pinning this for it has to be made – perfect Autumn combo. 🙂

    1. Sew White

      October 4, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah. I love it so much. I wish I had time this weekend to make it again. Oh well all the ingredients are ready for when I am 🙂

  • Kerry at Kerry Cooks

    October 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    What an absolute bargain that basket was! The cake looks so yummy and I LOVE that combination of flavours – so perfect for autumn/winter!

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Absolute bargain! It is so useful and I love it. Thank you so much. It was delicious x

  • Ami

    October 5, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This cake looks absolutely incredible, I love anything with fudge in it so may have to give making this a go! Just had a look at a few of your other recipes and they all look delicious too x

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much. They are a labour of love and a tasty labour indeed x

  • Esmee

    October 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Just made your cake, absolutely gorgeous, great recipe, thank you.

    1. Sew White

      October 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me know. That is so great to hear.

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