Apple & Walnut Cake with Treacle Icing

  • 13 Feb - 19 Feb, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 300 g flour

· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

· 140 g brown sugar

· 50 g caster sugar

· 250 ml sunflower oil

· 4 eggs

· 3 apples

· 100 g walnuts

For the icing

· 100 g butter

· 50 g brown sugar

· 1 tablespoon black treacle

· 200 g cheese


Heat the oven to 150°C. Line two cake tins. Put the flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl, then stir in the sugars, making sure there are no lumps of sugar. Add the oil, eggs and apples, and beat everything together. Fold in the walnuts then divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for a while in the tin then remove and cool completely on a wire rack. For the icing, beat all the ingredients together then chill until the mixture is thick but spreadable. Spread half the icing on top of one cake, sandwich with the other and spread the remaining icing on top.