Sunday, 23 October 2011

Apple Blog Hop: Apple and Gingerbread Pecan loaf cake

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October is the month to show some #applelove, a month when bloggers from all around the world gather to share all our yummy apple recipes so here's mine! 
It comes a little late in the month but I haven't been able to find a nice apple recipe until now and guess where i saw this recipe??! In the delicious magazine I read when I was getting a haircut, of all places!! haha I reduced the amount of sugar and golden syrup, used olive oil instead of butter but it still came out really moist so I'm pretty happy about it.
Here's the original recipe taken from delicious magazine.
150g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
150g soft dark brown sugar
150g golden syrup
200ml milk
250g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1.5 tsp baking powder
2 large free rage eggs, beaten
75g pecans, roughly chopped
3 pieces stem ginger, chopped
2 crisp eating apples, such as braeburn, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks (245g peeled and cored)

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease and line a 2 litre loaf tin. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Once melted, stir through the milk and set aside to cool.
2. Sift the flour with the dry spices and baking powder into the bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the cool syrup mixture. With a wooden spoon, slowly incorporate the flour mixture using a circular motion. Fold through the beaten eggs, pecans, stem ginger and apples.
3. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes away clean. Cool for 5 mins in the tin, then remove to a wire rack.


  1. Lot of golden syrup in the cake - no wonder its moist and delicious. Looks like a great recipe

  2. What a lovely apple cake! It looks moist and crunchy at the same time. I adore your warm, very Autumn photos too!

  3. This looks great. I put apples in a flapjack recently and it was tasty but went a bit soggy. In bread/cake however I bet they are wonderful.

  4. What a delicious looking bread! I love the combination of ginger and apples. Unfortunately, I used up my fresh ginger last night, but I do have some crystallized ginger in the pantry. Hum - do you think I could replace the stem ginger with crystallized ginger?

  5. I love the chunks of apple and pecan in this delicious looking loaf. Your photos are lovely!

  6. I can feel the apple love right now!

  7. So glad that you could join our bloghop! Apple, spice and pecans are a great combination! the loaf looks gorgeous! xx

  8. OMG! That looks incredible!

  9. Looks really good. Doncha love how you can get inspiration everywhere?

  10. Apple, gingerbread and pecans? Yes, please. Sounds amazing and looks even better. Great recipe. Found you through BasilMomma, glad to be here!

  11. I've never had apple in bread like this. This looks so delicious with all the flavors and nuts! Your photos are so good that the slices are almost real. Duhhh! I wish I have some!

  12. Apple cake looks lovely! Great recipe.

  13. Thanks for the compliments everyone!

    mjskit: yes! you definitely can as that's what i did too! haha
    Bianca: yes, indeed!!! :)
    cassie: thanks for dropping by.

  14. this looks so moist and delicious! i love the flavors here of apple, gingerbread, and pecan!! :D

  15. Gorgeous....
    This looks absolutely delicious...
    What a beautiful and moist bread... yummmm

  16. I love the warmth in your pictures- and the cake, of course-


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