Apple Cinnamon Loaf
I love the combination of apple and cinnamon. This loaf is one of my favourites – beautifully soft with tasty chunks of apple and delicious cinnamon sugar throughout. It never lasts long in my house!
- 190g plain flour
- 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 115g salted butter*
- 90g white sugar
- 2 eggs (medium, size 6)
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
½ cup milk (* or use unsalted butter and 1/4 tsp salt)
- 1 large apple, or two small, peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 50g brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Cinnamon Sugar topping:
- ½ tbsp white sugar
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180°C and grease and line a loaf tin. (Mine was approx. 22 x 12cm?)
- In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Add in vanilla essence and mix again.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Slowly pour into the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Beat until just combined, but don’t overmix.
- In another small bowl combine the apple mixture ingredients (chopped apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg).
- Spoon half of the mixture into the loaf pan, then top with half of the apple mixture spreading out.
- Spoon the rest of the batter and the remainder of the apple mixture on top, using a knife to lightly swirl some of the apple into the mixture.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake for 45-55mins (?) until a skewer comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and leave to cool in the pan for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cold, slice and enjoy!
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Made on The Cafe Monday 7th September 2020