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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Toffee, apple and walnut loaf cake.

There are days when you just don't feel like eating chocolate.

Nothing rich.

Nothing fancy.

Nothing too sweet.

Just something simple. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Something you can make over and over and over again and never be sick of it.

Something light, yet it still manages to melt in your mouth.

Something to fill your tummy when you can't be bothered making lunch.

Something fruity, something nutty, something buttery...all in one.

What you're looking for is this.


Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake

Look at the ooey, gooey goodness.


Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake

I was never a fan of apple cakes, until now.


Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake


Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake.
adapted from Australian Good Food June 2010
Serves: 10
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hr 20 minutes

Ingredients
175 unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups (225g) self raising flour, sifted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (150g) Greek-Style yoghurt
2 apples, peeled, cored & chopped. (I bought Granny Smiths)
1/2 cup (50g) walnuts, roughly chopped, plus 1 tbsp chopped walnuts extra.
50g packet soft chewy toffees (I bought Werther's Original Chewy Toffees.)
2 tbsp thickened cream

Method
1. Preheat oven to 160C or 140C fan. Grease and line base and sides of a 21cm x 14cm loaf pan.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Alternately fold flour mixture and yoghurt into butter mixture. Fold through apple.

3. Spoon into prepared pan, smooth surface & scatter walnut along centre. Bake for 1 hr 20 mins - 1 hr 30 mins. Cool in pan.

4. Meanwhile, heat toffees and cream in a small saucepan on low, stirring constantly for 3 - 4 mins, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stand for 1 min. Remove cake from pan and slowly drizzle over toffee sauce. Immediately scatter over extra chopped walnuts.


Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake


Stand for 10 minutes. Cut and serve. Or just cut and eat.



Toffee, apple & walnut loaf cake


Boy, was I glad I made this.

11 comments:

brave chickens said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!! :D
Makes me wonder what you'll be making for Eid :P

Where do you get the inspiration+motivation from? I'm either too busy or can't be bothered :\

ishqia said...

oh i just feel so lazy to bake..

ok what do you mean by self raising flour.. do you mean wheat flour???

and arent all yoghurt same? whats the greek-style??

by fold you mean mix??

by the way the cake is lovely... even the pizza... lol

dont worry we learn with our mistakes..

ishqia said...

just googled about the self raising flour.. so thats ok..

i want to know.. for how long do you mix the mixture using electric beater?

i love to eat all the baked food.. especially cake lol

BubbliMuslima said...

looks deeeeeeeeeeliiiicioussssss! lol, i think i'll make that for eid breakfast..hmm..

grace said...

i prefer this to chocolate any time. every time. :)

Love and Sugar said...

Ishqia: The difference between Greekstyle yoghurt and regulary yoghurt are twofold:

1. Greek yogurt is a blend of cream and milk, so it has a much higher percentage of milk fat (butterfat)—any where from 4% to 10%, compared to regular whole milk yogurts that generally don’t exceed 3.5% milk fat.

2. Greek yogurt is also strained. Straining removes more water from the yogurt, making it more dense, firm and creamy.

Also, here's a video of how to fold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOQIu7x_kVo

and you mix the ingredients in the mixer until just combined, around 2 minutes or so. :)

Hope it all goes well!

xxx

muslimah93 said...

Wow, mashallah!! That looks professional made, mashallah! Beautifullll!! =)

ishqia said...

Thanks

Mary said...

Oh, wow! That looks and sounds DIVINE! ::printing!!!::

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

dada said...

when i try your recipes i often have this website on my laptop when i am baking! hehe. i wish the fonts are a bit bigger though hehe. i think you are a talented baker!

¤•˚Zαìήαβ˚•¤ said...

Oh my!! I'm about to drool by all the heavenly goodies you have down here. So let me tell you quite frankly, I would never visit this blog while fasting, it'll be just a really bad idea!! thank God I'm not now. Lol

Mash'Allah keep up the good work you realy got it!! :)

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