For those of you who follow me over on Instagram, you’ll know that this was a super last-minute blog post (I really need to start planning ahead…). I’m actually really glad that I made the quick decision to bake this toffee apple gingerbread loaf cake. It’s delicious, easy to make, and the perfect accompaniment to celebrate Bonfire Night tonight!
- 100g softened butter
- 100g dark brown soft sugar
- 125g golden syrup
- 50g treacle
- 2 large eggs
- 175g self raising flour
- 3tsp ground ginger
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tbsp milk
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 large eating apples, peeled and cored, one cut into small dice, one thinly sliced
- 100g chewy toffees
- 1½ tbsp milk
- Gold stars (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Grease an approx 8.5x4in loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper.
- Whisk the butter, sugar, golden syrup and treacle together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, ground ginger and cinnamon.
- Beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time, whisking well after each addition and adding a heaped tablespoon of the flour mix with each one. Add the rest of the flour along with the milk and salt and mix until just combined. Finally fold in the diced apple.
- Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Arrange the sliced apple in a row along the middle of the loaf.
- Bake for 1 to 1½ hours until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean; cover the top of the loaf with foil after about 40 minutes to prevent it from getting too dark.
- Leave to cool in the tin for about half an hour then carefully turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
- To make the toffee topping, place the toffees and milk in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the toffees have melted and the sauce is smooth, add a drop more milk if it is too thick to drizzle.
- Drizzle the sauce all over the cake, add the gold stars and ENJOY!
The cake will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week, though the toffee sauce will lose it’s shine.
I hope you enjoy this yummy cake and have a good night tonight whatever you may be doing! You’ll be able to see what I get up to tonight over on Twitter and Instagram (hint – it does involve fireworks…obviously).
p.s. what are you doing for Bonfire Night? I’d love to hear from you!
p.p.s I got this recipe from Domestic Gothess, she does amazing recipes, go check her out!