caramel apple loaf

Caramel apple loaf

Caramel & apple loaf

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes plus 1hr 20 baking

Serves: 8

I love baking in the autumn because of all the delicious ‘fall’ flavours. Apple and cinnamon together are one of my favourite flavour combinations, especially if you add in some caramel, so this caramel apple loaf was a real winner for me.

I also love it whenever you can bake something that you’ve picked yourself. It’s great when children can see where something grows, pick it and turn it into something delicious. We don’t have our own apple tree but got a big delivery of apples from some friends so have are going to be trying a few apple recipes over the next week or so.

We found it a really easy recipe to follow so it is a great baking recipe for beginners or anyone with young children/toddlers. The loaf was deliciously moist and ‘appley so doesn’t need the caramel sauce but if you choose to make it, it won’t disappoint.



 

Ingredients

175g (3/4 cup) butter
175g (3/4 cup) golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
225g (1 1/2 cups) self raising flour
½ tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp (heaped) greek yoghurt
2 or 3 apples

For the Caramel
50g (1/4 cup) light muscovado sugar
100g ( 1/3 cup) golden syrup
35g (1/6 cup) unsalted butter (softened)
80ml single cream

Method

Heat your oven to 160C/140C Fan / 320F and grease and line a 2 lb loaf tin with baking paper.

Make the cake batter

Get your child to measure the butter (175g), sugar (175G), and vanilla out and add them to a large bowl or freestanding mixer.

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Beat it all together for a minute or two until it is light and fluffy.

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Crack the eggs into a small bowl before adding them to your bowl one at a time and mixing them in.

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Measure the flour (225g) and cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and add to your bowl. Then get your little one to spoon the yoghurt in (4 tbsp).

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Add the apple

Get your child to help you peel, core 2 or 3 apples and chop them into small chunks. Add them to your batter and stir it all in with a wooden spoon or spatula.

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Pour the batter into your prepared tin and smooth it down.

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Bake the apple loaf

Bake the apple loaf in the oven for 1 hr 20-30 minutes. It’s ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove it from the oven and after a few minutes take it out the tin and leave it to cool on a wire rack.

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Make the caramel

While the cake is cooling, make the caramel sauce. Measure the sugar (50g), syrup (100g) and butter (35g) and add to a pan. Heat is gently until the butter has melted then allow it to bubble for around three minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cream (80g).

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Give it a stir then put it aside and allow it to cool to room temperature. Once it’s cooled a touch, pour it over your apple loaf.

caramel apple loaf

Caramel apple loaf

A delicious autumn apple loaf that is the perfect easy recipe for children and beginner bakers alike.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apple, loaf
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 175 g (3/4 cup) butter
  • 175 g (3/4 cup) golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 22g g (1 1/2 cups) self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp greek yohurts
  • 2 or 3 apples chopped

For the caramel

  • 50 g (1/4 cup) light muscovado sugar
  • 100 g (1/3 cup) golden syrup
  • 35 g (1/6 cup) butter unsalted, softened
  • 80 ml single cream

Instructions

Heat your oven to 160C/140C Fan/ 320F and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper

    Make the loaf batter

    • Measure the butter, sugar and vanilla extract and add them to a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Beat it all together with the k paddle of your mixer or a hand mixer until it is light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing a little in between each addition.
    • Add the flour, cinnamon, yoghurt and apple pieces to your bowl. Using a spatula mix everything together.

    Bake the apple loaf

    • Pour the batter into your loaf tin and smooth it down.
    • Bake the loaf for 1 hour 20-30 minutes. It's ready when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
    • Remove it from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

    Make the caramel

    • Add the sugar, syrup and butter to a pan and melt over a low heat. Once the butter has melted completely, leave to bubble for 3 minutes.
    • Remove from the heat and add the cream.
    • Give it a stir and leave to cool until it is at room temperature. Once it has cooled, pour over your apple loaf.

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    9 Comments

    1. Oh this looks like a real winter warmer, well Autumn warmer! With so many apples around at this time of year crumbles and pies are a must – but this looks a delicious alternative!
      Thanks for sharing with #CoolMumClub

      • Thanks! The first thing we did with our apples was crumble (of course) but we’ve got so many we’re getting to try some new and delicious alternatives!

    2. Mmmm, another delicious apple cinnamon bake! Love the caramel sauce that makes this loaf feel like a real indulgent treat. It has also got this proper autumnal feel to it! Yum! Your little helpers have done a fab job yet again. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs

    3. Oh my goodness that sounds incredible. It’s one of my favourite combos too and I’m getting a bit obsessed with loaf cakes at the mo. We have our own tree and I did struggle to keep up with them all this Autumn! What a great recipe though will pin for next year! Thank you for bringing it to #BakingCrumbs.

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