Spiced apple bread

Spiced apple bread


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About this recipe: This is a great apple loaf cake to make when you have an abundance of apples. Made with your choice of spelt flour or plain flour (or a mixture), it's dense, moist, fruity and lightly spiced with cloves and cinnamon.


Makes: 2 apple loaf cakes

  • 900g apples, cubed
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 tablespoon cognac
  • 200g raisins
  • 200g whole hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds
  • 100g prunes
  • 500g plain spelt flour (or plain flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash apple juice

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:9hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line two loaf tins with baking parchment.
  2. In a bowl, mix the apples with sugar, rum and cognac. Let soak overnight.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients, except apple juice, in a bowl. Add the apple-rum mixture and stir well to fully incorporate. Stir in apple juice. Divide cake mixture between the prepared tins.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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Mixture was VERY dry - not a batter at all. Came out of the oven as a solid hard lump. Have I missed something? Also the instructions said line 2 trays, I think it means 2 tins. - 01 Oct 2013

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