This cake is hearty and reassuring eating. It’s sweet, lightly spiced, deliciously moist and full of apple. A treat for anyone but a special treat for fans of Game of Thrones.
The recipe has been adapted from The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. I received this cookbook, and A Feast of Fire and Ice, recently as a gift. They’re fun cookbooks with some recipes which would be novel to try but I just know I won’t be able to source exotic ingredients like rattlesnake or swan in suburban Brisbane. There’s still plenty of other fabulous recipes to try though so it will be a nice distraction for me while I wait for Game of Thrones Season 4!
I’ve always loved reading but I am so busy that I find the only books I am reading at the moment are cookbooks and children’s books. I do aim to read George RR Martin’s series of books one day … one day! What books or cookbooks are you reading at the moment?
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsps mixed spice
1/2 tsp salt
3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsps vanilla extract
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tbsp cider vinegar
to decorate (optional)
1/4 cup walnuts
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line the base of a 20cm (8 inch) springform tin.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir through the apple and walnuts. Add the wet ingredients and gently fold through until combined. The batter is quite thick; spoon it in to the tin and bake for about 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes.
When cool, place on a cake plate and decorate with sifted icing sugar and walnuts.