Apple & Roasted Nougat Cake

Ingredients

Cake:
• 2 1/2 Cups flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp allspice
• 2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1 1/2 cups of oil
• 4 eggs
• 3 cups grated granny smith apple (cored & peeled)
• 1/2 cup tinned, crushed pineapple (drained)
• 1 1/2 cups crushed roasted nougat *

Topping:
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 Tbsp oil
• 1/4 cup chopped, roasted nougat *
• 2 Tbsp milk

Icing:
• 65g butter
• 250g icing sugar
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 125g smooth cream cheese

*Ooh la la Roasted Nougat
Alternatively, roast your own by placing any Ooh la la nougat, in an oven preheated to 100°C for approximately one hour

Method

CAKE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & salt until evenly combined
  3. Beat the sugar, oil & eggs together until fluffy
  4. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined
  5. Add the apples, tinned pineapple and roasted nougat and mix until combined
  6. Pour the cake batter into a spring form round tin and bake for 35 minutes to an hour, until cooked through and an inserted knife or kebab stick comes out clean

TOPPING:

  1. Mix together brown sugar, oil, toasted nougat and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, until warmed through but not boiling
  2. Pour the warm topping over the cake and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes
  3. Remove the cake from the oven & allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing

ICING:

  1. Beat together butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and creamy
  2. Stir in cream cheese, mixing thoroughly until well incorporated
  3. Roughly ice the cake, covering the entire cake

ENJOY!

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