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Apple and Spice Cake, South African

400 g sweet apples, coarsely grated and weighed after grating
1 extra-large egg, beaten
375 ml cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder (not soda)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
12 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup sugar
200 ml chopped walnuts or 200 ml pecans
80 ml cooking oil


Preheat oven to 180 deg C/350 deg F. Using a square cake tin of 16 - 20cm in diameter, grease it well, line the bottom with cake paper, and grease the paper too. Beat the egg in a LARGE mixing bowl. Add the grated apple, and toss well. Measure and mix well all dry ingredients up to the allspice. Mix the sugar, nuts and oil with the apple and egg in the large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spread the batter -- which is sticky -- in the prepared tin. Bake 45 - 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. OR fill 12 muffin cups and bake about 25 - 30 minutes.

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