Apple Gingerbread with Cinnamon Icing Recipe

Apple Gingerbread with Cinnamon Icing Recipes

Ingredients :

8 oz cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (peeled weight)

3 oz butter

6 oz golden syrup

4 oz soft brown sugar

5 fl oz milk

1 egg, beaten

8 oz plain flour


2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground mixed spice

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


4 oz icing sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C Gas Mark 3, grease and base line a 8 in round cake tin.
  2. Put the apples in a pan with 1 tbsp water and cook until soft and mushy, allow to cool slightly.
  3. Put the butter, syrup and sugar in a separate pan and warm gently over low heat until melted and well blended.
  4. Cool slightly, then beat in the milk and egg.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, add the syrup mixture and beat well.
  6. Add the stewed apple and beat until well mixed.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 75-90 minutes, until firm to the touch.
  8. Turn out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  9. To make the icing, sift the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and gradually add 1 tbsp warm water.
  10. The icing should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  11. Pour the icing over the cake and serve cut into slices or squares.

This makes a heavier gingerbread than the traditional version made without apple. Omit the apple, if preferred.

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