Spiced Apple Loaf - A Yummy Autumnal Bake

Hey beaut's!

It's finally October which means I can dust off the spices and do an autumnal, cosy bake. This time around I opted for a spiced apple loaf and wow it's yummy and get's me right in that warm, snugly mood! This loaf has apple and cinnamon within the sponge and the most amazing brown sugar buttercream on the top - which might I add is the best buttercream ever made, the addition of brown sugar is just immense and gives it a slight caramel vibe, oh my! 

 What You Will Need For The Spiced Apple Loaf
2 Cooking Apples
2 Eggs
125g Unsalted Butter 
230g Plain Flour
155g Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Of Salt
Splash Of Milk

What You Will Need For The Brown Sugar Buttercream
125g Unsalted Butter
55g Soft Brown Sugar
200g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Splash Of Milk

How To - Spiced Apple Loaf
1. Start off by making the apple mixture, peel and cube up your cooking apples and pop them into a saucepan on a low heat and cook for around 5 minutes or so or until the cubes of apple have softened, don't let the apples go slushy you want them to keep their shape. Once softened set the apples aside to cool.
2. Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
3. In a bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy then whack in the eggs and vanilla extract! Once all of the wet ingredients are combined add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and gently mix until combined, at this point the batter might be quite stiff but fear not, pop in your softened apples and mix well - this will help loosen things up, if the batter is still quite stiff like mine was then keep adding in a splash of milk at a time until it loosens slightly.
4. Bake the loaf for around 25-35 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely before whacking on the buttercream.

How To - Brown Sugar Buttercream
1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract until it becomes super whippy, then start adding the icing sugar slowly to avoid the dreaded icing sugar cloud and mix again until combined. As usual if the buttercream is too stiff then pop in some milk until you get your desired constancy.
2. Pipe or spoon the icing on top of the loaf and decorate how you like, I sprinkled on a tiny bit more brown sugar to act as sprinkles, and voila!
And there you have it beaut's, a yummy spiced apple loaf which is so autumnal and delicious! Let me know if you give this one a go. 



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