Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

The other week I confessed to my love affair with sumac, oh yes things get spicy up here in the tropical burbs! That was with my Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets for dinner but today I’ve decided to sweeten the affair with this Cinnamon, Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake.  It goes perfectly with coffee, tea, milk or on it’s own for no reason at all.

I love apple tea cakes, and have a few on the blog here, here and here, but adding a bit of extra spice changes it up a bit to something really quite special.  I’ve gone for a bit of a rustic look with this one (seems to happen a lot with my baking, and unfortunately not by design but it’s all about the taste right??) and made it into a loaf but they also look great in round tins too.

Cinnamon Sumac Apple Tea Cake

I tried this out on my Mum and she requested the recipe so that’s a big endorsement! As usual because I don’t want anyone to miss out on deliciousness I’ve got the regular method and Thermomix one too.

Regular up first, scroll on for the Thermie version

Recipe inspired by Wandercooks.

 

Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 granny smith apple, finely chopped
  • 3/4 C (110g) brown sugar (keep 1 Tbsp set aside)
  • 125 g butter, room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp sumac
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C (250 g) SR flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line a medium loaf tin
  2. Combine the sugar and butter together, beat with an electric mixer until creamy
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla extract & 2 tsp of cinnamon, beat until all combined
  4. Add the flour and gently combine, then add the milk and combine.
  5. Pour half of the mixture into the prepare tin. Top with half of the chopped apple, 1 tsp cinnamon, half the Tbsp brown sugar & half the sumac
  6. Add the remaining cake batter and top with the remaining apple, cinnamon, sugar & sumac
  7. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until the top is golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean
  8. Cool in the tin for about 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely (although it's especially good to eat warm!)
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2016/08/cinnamon-sumac-spiced-apple-tea-cake/

Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

Ok, for the Thermomix lovers out there…

What you need:

1 Granny Smith apple, cut into quarters, core removed

110g brown sugar (keep 1 Tbsp aside)

125 g butter, room temperature

4 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs

125 g milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp sumac

250 g SR flour

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line a medium loaf tin with baking paper

Chop the apple, Speed 4 / 4 seconds. Set aside

Put the butter and sugar in the TM bowl and combine, Speed 4 /15 seconds

Add the eggs, vanilla & 2 tsp of cinnamon and combine, Speed 3 / 5 seconds

Add the flour, Speed 4 / Reverse / 5 seconds then add the milk and combine, Speed 4 / Reverse / 15 seconds

Pour half the cake batter into the prepared tin & smooth out. Top with half the apple, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 the Tbsp of sugar and half the sumac, sprinkling it over the whole cake

Cover with the remaining cake batter and then top with the rest of the apple, cinnamon, sugar and sumac

Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes until golden on top and an inserted skewer comes out clean

Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely (or enjoy while still warm which is especially good!)

Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

Want some? Are you a sumac fan? Any recipes to share? 

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12 comments on “Cinnamon Sumac Spiced Apple Tea Cake

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    August 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Apple and cinnamon is one of my all time favourite combos – I never thought to use sumac in a sweet recipe. All this spice is really nice! And you’re right, it’s not how it looks, it’s how it tastes that counts, and I bet this tastes fabulous!

    • Vicki
      August 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I’m sumacing everywhere at the moment!

  2. Sarah @Tomfo
    August 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Oh yum, this looks delicious, my folks are coming to visit in a few days.
    It will be the perfect visitors cake.

    • Vicki
      August 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      I hope you all enjoy it.

  3. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    August 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    This looks delicious – how can you go wrong with the simple combination of apple and cinnamon? It really is so delicious. I can see how sumac would work with it’s slightly ‘lemon-like’ taste.

    • Vicki
      August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      It just makes it a little bit different.

  4. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    August 15, 2016 at 9:13 am

    YUM!!! I very rarely use sumac (no idea why not!!) but I’m definitely going to give this a go! I love the sound of the sweet apples with a kick of spice!

    • Vicki
      August 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I’m really loving sumac at the moment!

  5. jayne
    August 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I have never had sumac in a sweet dish before but I love it in savoury so sounds like a great idea to me!

    • Vicki
      August 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      It’s a good way to change up a traditional cake!

  6. Tania | My Kitchen Stories
    August 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Oh my gosh how wonderful is your addiction Vicki. winner here.

    • Vicki
      August 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      It’s so good isn’t it!?

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