Threw in a bit of cockney rhyming slang…apples and pears refers to stairs in London talk, although a staircase has no relation whatsoever to my cake so I’m not even sure why I used it as a reference, but I guess the cake does contain apples and pears so it’s not too out-of-context!
It was just one of those days, I fancied some cake and custard and so that’s what I made. I was actually reading an article that mentioned the upside down cake, which is where my craving stemmed from. However, upside down cake requires a particular level of labour which quite frankly, I was not in the mood to partake in, so I left the cake the right way up- it becomes upside down when it travels through the oesophagus anyway.
Anyway, now I’m just waffling. To be honest, I don’t really know what I’m writing- I’m having a little trouble concentrating since I accidentally deleted Microsoft word from my laptop and now I’m having to use Wordpad, which is literally a piece of shit! I can’t afford to make any spelling mistakes as they’re not even autocorrected let alone highlighted, wtf!
So apologies for the waffling and errors in grammar and spelling, but I’ll leave you now with the recipe, which is hopefully much better than this article!
- 250g plain flour
- 250g caster sugar
- 100ml rapeseed oil
- 80ml coconut oil
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 flax eggs (3 tbsp ground flaxseed with 9 tbsp water)
- 2 large apples
- 2 large pears
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Cream the sugar and fat together.
- Whisk in the flax eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add in the flour and baking powder and beat to a smooth, creamy batter.
- Slice the pears and apples into wedges and throw into a deep baking dish.
- Sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon before pouring over the cake batter.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Serve with a hot cup of joe and enjoy alone or in company- if alone at least there’s more for you!