Apple and coconut cake

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Takes: 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50ml Greek yogurt
  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 75g desiccated coconut

Each serving contains 330 calories, 21g sugar, 19g fat, 4.1g saturates and 0.8g salt.

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180° C.

Grease and line round 8 inch springform cake tin with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Fold in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and yogurt until incorporated, then add the chunks of apple and 75g of desiccated coconut, mixing well.

Spoon into the prepared cake tin, and level off with the back of a wet tablespoon. Bake for 60-70 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.

Arrange on a serving plate when cool and garnish with 2tbsps desiccated coconut before slicing into portions.

*This pud is very rich and indulgent, so it shouldn't be eaten too often. But it's perfect for those special occasions.

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