185g reduced fat butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 cups of self-raising flour
1/3 cup cocoa
¼ tsp bicarb soda
1/3 cup water
300g grated apple (equivalent to 3 apples). The variety doesn’t matter. I have used 2 apples and 1 nashi pear and it still tasted great.
- Beat together butter and sugar.
- Beat in the eggs.
- Add flour, cocoa, bicarb and water.
- Mix well. Add grated apple at the end.
- Bake for 1 ¼ hours at 180 C. A square or round tin gives a denser cake where as a ring or baba tin gives a lighter cake that can be filled with strawberries or fruit.
Source: Submitted by Jan, pancreatic cancer survivor, as a healthier alternative to traditional mud cake.
FACT: Apples are a good source of fibre and vitamin C. In laboratory studies, flavonoids, such as quercetin and the triterpenoids found in apples, have slowed the development of cancers of the colon, lung and breast in several stages of cancer development.