This cake is super easy to whip up with all the makings of a country classic! The apple and ginger work perfectly together, while the golden syrup and brown sugar give those lovely rich and comforting flavours. Everything is mixed together in one bowl and stirred together with a wooden spoon so you don’t have to worry about messing around with electric beaters. Serve it warm and drizzled with cream, or cool with a bit of butter. Enjoy!
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Grease and line a 2 litre loaf tin. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Once melted, stir through the milk and set aside to cool.
2. Sift the flour with the dry spices and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the cooled sugar mixture. With a wooden spoon, slowly incorporate the flour mixture using a circular motion. Fold through the beaten eggs, pecans, stem ginger and apples.
3. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes away clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then remove to a wire rack. Serve warm or cold in slices with cream, if you like.
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