This simplistic Apple Raisin Cake made with part whole wheat flour and finished with some Salted Caramel is just what one needs to cheer up any day.
The child at home has suddenly been craving cakes! Coming up to me every week and saying, “Let’s bake mumma”. I am not complaining since that means I can pull out old recipes and refresh some blog posts. This Apple Raisin Cake is one such recipe. This time we made it with a simple but delicious Salted Caramel Drizzle and realised that made the cake even more delicious.
I love baking with fruits,possibly only a little less than baking with chocolate. While using fruits, the amount of sugar gets lowered and so does the amount of fat used in the bake. If you want to lower your sugar intake and yet not compromise on your sweet tooth, baking with fruits is a great option. Using fruit puree can make baking a great deal easier. Using fruits like bananas, apples, pears, pineapples, dates, figs and mangoes in baking means that since the fruits are naturally sweet, you can lower the additional sugar content in the recipe. Even dried fruits like apricots or figs can be used for baking. Just soak them on water, cook them for a while and then puree them and use them. They are so good for health and can be a great substitute for sugar!
Talking about fruits and baking, I realised I have loads of recipes on the blog which use fruit as a base for cooking. Did you check out these ones?
Jowar Mango Chia Seeds Cake with Sweet Lime Glaze
Low Fat Mango Blueberry Crumble
Sunshine cake (Pineapple cake)
If you make this, share a picture with me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? I would love to hear what you have to say about it
PS – This is a post from March 2010 updated with new pictures and re-tested recipe
Apple Raisin Cake
- 3 green apples (tart red ones work as well)
- 1 cup maida 110gms
- 1 cup whole wheat flour 120gms
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup brown sugar 200gms
- 3 large eggs large
- 1.5 tsps baking powder
For the Salted Caramel Drizzle
- 1 cup sugar 200gms, granulated
- 6 tbsp butter 90gms
- 1/3 cup cream 100ml
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Heat the oven to 175C, grease and line a 8 inch round baking tin and set aside.
- Cut the apple and grind them to a paste with the peel, add the oil and milk while grinding. Add sugar to the apple and mix well. Add the vanilla essence. Add one egg at a time mixing well. Whisk till everything has come together well.
- In a seperate bowl, Mix the flours and baking powder together and sift twice to incorporate some air.
- Add half the flour mixture to the apple egg paste and mix, then add the rest of the half and mix well... dont over mix. Add the raisins, mix gently.
- Bake for about 35-40 mins at 175C or till the cake is done. Wait for 15 minutes, remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
- Start on your salted caramel. Heat a heavy bottom pan on gas and add sugar to the same. Let it melt completely, stirring in between. It will form clumps and eventually all melt.
- Once it is melted and is starting to turn slightly brown, add the butter. The mixture will bubble up, keep stirring it till the butter has completely melted. Simmer for 2 minutes and add your cream. Mix and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add salt. Stir to mix.
- Place the cake in a plate and pour this on the cake. You want to collect what falls down so take a little bigger plate. Garnish with some more chopped apples. Slice and enjoy.
I dint bake anything today thinking of getting the oil that goes in but ended up having pizza for lunch as the gas connection has some issues ..
in the apple cake, i always used sliced apples.. will try your idea the next time.. n i replace the whole of maida with atta.. it makes u feel less guilty 🙂 even if amit says i dont need to worry about it, being in competition with him 😉
Sigh don’t do this! I am a pathetic baker, and you churn out these baked goodies like it was your baaye haath ka khel!
Do you know how to make a cake in the microwave? I don’t have an oven 🙁
Thank God ,I am able to open your Blog Monica. Have been trying for ages . I too bake this lovely delicious cake at least ones in winter. turns out soft , moist and has amazing health benefits too. tastes awesome with vanilla ice-cream
Hmmm Need to try this one
This looks DELICIOUS!!! I want some tooooooooooooooooo!
oooh. i love fruit cakes too..though my kids dont like raisins..will try this nonetheless!
yummmmmmmmmm..I just baked Orange cake..will post about it!!Next one on my list is this..yummyyy!
Will try it out soon !!! You are one baking dictionary !!! LOL 😆
BTW, tried the kadhi, as you told and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it. Thank u !!! 🙂
Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? says
I’ve always wanted to bake. I love cooking, passionately!, but I’ve always wanted to churn out yummy cakes and cookies. Your recipes just make that longing in me grow stronger.
Tell me, what kind of oven do you have? I think I know what to ask for for my next birthday
Life Begins says
O very nice.
This weekend i baked simple vanilla cake with praline chunks in it. Was a hit !
Next weekend – I am going to try this one.
Thanks for sharing all these wonderufl recipes.
You know everytime i want to make/bake something – your blog is my first reference cookbook 🙂 Abd most of the times i find something here only and do not need to search further.
Ummm…apple… pass 🙂
LOL at pizza…
and I also used to use the chopped apple but when I saw this recipe I liked the idea of pureed apple… and u know I wanted to use the full atta too but I dont know last minute I stopped
aathira if u have a convection microwave u can do it just the way i described here because u can set the temperatures but my exp it doesnt come that well
thanks for visiting S
LOL 🙂 i have a morphy richards oven let me sync up with u on mail
aaah i am honored girl 🙂
Michael Beyer says
Nice! This my family’s treasured apple cake recipe from my grandma:
thanks for the visit michael will check out the recipe
Liza Saha says
Hey Monika, I tried baking this cake with your recipe. However, it turned out slightly soggy and had a pie type feel to it. No clue why it did not have a fluffy feel as it should have.
Can I make this one eggless? Any substitute for eggs which you can suggest?
Vivek Joshi (VJ) says
What is the measurement of 1 cup maida, please tell me as i use grams instead of cups in my formula. Thanks 🙂