Canadian Lumberjack cake
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Canadian Lumberjack cake

‘Elevenses’ lumberjack dessert

As the name recommends, this favourite of the burly Canadian woodcutter is a hearty cake, high in fruity goodness. It’s just the thing to help keep the wolf from the home once the food cravings activate and lunchtime nevertheless appears hours away.

Preheat the range to 180C/gas 4. Peel, core and coarsely grate the apples into a bowl. Add the sliced dates and bicarbonate of soft drink, cover with 250ml boiling-water and stir together. Keep until cozy.

At the same time, in a blending bowl, overcome the butter to a cream, making use of a wooden spoon or hand-held electric whisk. Include the sugar and still overcome until light and fluffy. Beat into the egg until well combined. Blend inside apple and time mixture, like the liquid, and blend well. Sift the flour, sodium and ground cloves over the combination and fold in carefully.

The combination will seem very sloppy, but this is the way it ought to be. Pour to the prepared tin and bake for around 40 minutes or until very firm to the touch. As the cake is within the oven, prepare the topping. Spot all of the components in a little saucepan and stir over a minimal heat before butter has actually melted in addition to ingredients are very well combined.

Use the cake out from the range and distribute the coconut combine extraordinary. Bake for an additional 25–30 moments before topping is fantastic plus the cake is prepared through. Keep the dessert inside tin until totally cool before turning away. Lumberjack dessert will keep for 3 times in an airtight tin. Should you want to keep it anymore, because of its high dampness content, it will need become kept in the fridge.

Helps 8

2 large eating oranges (175–200g), eg Cox’s Orange Pippin or Russets

250g sliced times

1 tsp bicarbonate of soft drink

125g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and softened

175g light smooth brown sugar

1 egg

150g plain flour

Pinch of salt

Pinch of surface cloves

For the topping

75g unsalted butter

75g soft brown sugar (light or black)