I bought Kevin Chai – Stir n Bake book sometime back as I have a 20% Popular Discount Voucher to utilise – just another perfect excuse to buy more books to load the almost breaking book shelf! I wasn’t expecting much from the stir n bake book as somehow I had the impression they don’t taste like real cake but as I was nursing a muscle strain on my back this weekend yet I do not want to miss a weekend bake session, I decide to pick a recipe from this book.
Looking at what I have in my pantry – apples? Yes .. actually one that is going into the dustbin soon if it’s not eaten. Cinnamon? yes … unopen bottle bought sometime back, at the point of time thinking I WILL be using it soon! Raisins? Also yes! It took me around 15 mins to get all things ready and send it to the oven. The aroma of the cinnamon filled the whole kitchen when it’s baking and I begin to believe it will taste good!
The cake is wonderful! I sliced the apples into strips and there are also raisins inside, I believe the addition of walnut will taste good too! The cake is moist and soft, with a tinge of cinnamon – my mum was happy for a change from chiffon 😛 I am happy with the cake that I immediately went to make a 2nd loaf to bring back to office! I think this will make a welcoming party treat too! Something quick to whip, taste good and presentable!
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g caster sugar
80ml corn oil
130g apple (shredded) *about 1 apple, I slice into strips
1. Grease a mould and preheat to 175 degrees.
2. Sieve plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
3. Whisk eggs and sugar well before adding oil.
4. Stir into flour mixture with apple strips and raisins until well blended.
5. Pour mixture into mould and bake for 35-40 mins. Stand for 10 mins before turning on wire rack to cool.
– Depending on individual, most pple who tried the cake find the sweetness is just nice.