This #SundaySupper, we’re celebrating Fall Food, hosted by Coleen of The Redhead Baker with help from co-host Conni of The Foodie Army Wife. We’re sharing recipes making the most of the best autumnal seasonal produce, so where else could I turn but to my favourite autumn flavour combination – apples and cinnamon? A fruity, spiced, apple and cinnamon cake is how I like to welcome in the season!
I’ve just moved to Sheffield, in the north of England. Here, the days have already become grey and chilly, and brown leaves are blown into my porch every day. Though I’m already missing the long, light evenings and my summer wardrobe, there’s something delightful about the start of Autumn. As I cosy up in my little home, building furniture and unpacking knitted sweaters, I’m revelling in having my very own kitchen for the first time ever. There’s nothing better when it’s cold and miserable outside than baking – the smell of spice, the warmth of the oven, a floury apron, a pot of tea brewing.
So what better way to christen my kitchen than by baking an autumnal cake? I had a few apples just going past their best, demanding to be made use of. Since my Dad is making a 400-mile round trip this weekend to come and help me in the furniture-building marathon, I thought I’d better have something nice on hand for him to have when he arrives.
It’s such a simple cake to make, and it also feels vaguely virtuous – as far as cake can. It’s just apples, cinnamon and sultanas, added to a basic sponge mix. Of course it has plenty of butter and brown sugar, but the sweetness of the apple and the moistness of the sponge means that there’s no need for any extra stuff. It’s the kind of cake which just asks to be sliced and served with a cuppa. Enjoy!
Now take a look at the rest of the fabulous fall recipes from the #SundaySupper group:
Appetizers and Drinks
Soups, Stews, Chili, and Casserole
Salads and Side Dishes
Desserts and Baked Goods
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