Cheeseboard cake

    1 hour

    As I have said before, you can do a lot with an apple cake and this experiment turned out really well!


    Devon, England, UK
    1 person made this

    Serves: 8 

    • For the cake
    • 115g butter, at room temperature
    • 140g golden caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 220g self raising flour
    • 3 carrots, grated
    • 2 cooking apples (e.g. Bramley's), peeled and cored
    • 100ml milk (or double cream but you'll need a little more)
    • For the icing
    • 300g cream cheese
    • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g icing sugar
    • 15g crushed Ritz® crackers (or something similar)
    • 100g blueberries

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

      For the cake:

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until fluffy. Add the egg and beat until pale and creamy. Sift in the flour followed by the carrot and apple. Pour in the milk and mix until well incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
    4. For the icing:

    5. As your cake is cooling make up the icing. In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar then cream together until completely smooth then add the crushed crackers and mix in a little more.
    6. Once the cake has cooled completely, transfer to a serving plate then spread the cream cheese icing on top. Decorate with blueberries.


    Hehehe I never said it was low in fat!

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