Honey and apple loaf cake

I shared a picture of this cake on Instagram and a lot of comments came in asking for the recipe.

This is a cake like most of my cake recipes – easy and fuss free. Using kitchen and pantry staples. It’s a super moist cake, and is mildly sweet. A good snack cake for chai and coffee or when you just want a bite in the middle of the day.

I had a dying apple in the fridge so I used that, but you could use any firm fruit like pear, plums or even chopped banana.

Preheat the oven to 180 C, grease and line a 6 inch loaf tray with butter paper.

Gather and sift together

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup maida

1 +1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional but recommended)

In another bowl, whisk together the following

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoon sugar (brown or white doesn’t matter)

1 egg or 3 tablespoons dahi/yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Whisk until the sugar has melted and you get a nice homogenous mix.

Add the sifted flour mix in two parts and mix very gently till there are no dry bits.

Add 1 cup of chopped apple, skin on and mix gently

The batter will be thick but should not be dry. If you think it’s very dry add a couple of tablespoons of milk and mix.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, tap a couple of times on the table to settle the batter.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool 20 minutes in the pan, remove onto a wire raxk, cover with a clean kitchen towel and cool completely before slicing.

This is a moist cake, keep refrigerated in an air tight container to store.

Bring to room temperature or heat for 15 seconds in the microwave before serving.


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