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Spiced Apple and Pear Drizzle Cake

Spiced Apple and Pear Drizzle Cake

This weeks recipe is a twist on the classic carrot cake. I know what you're thinking, apple, pear and carrot in a cake together? But trust us, it's totally worth it!

If you're looking for an alternative to the standard Victoria sponge or chocolate cake, then look no further. This Apple and Pear drizzle is sure to steal the show and impress your friends and family!

INGREDIENTS:

500g Zero Carrot Cake Mix                      For the Icing (optional):
215ml Cold Water                                     100g Icing Sugar
25ml Vegetable Oil                                    50ml of cold water
4 Diced Apple rings 
6 Diced Pear Halves
45ml Apple and Pear Juice
85g Caster Sugar

METHOD:

1.Add the water and oil into a large mixing bowl. Slowly combine the carrot cake mixture to the water and oil using a whisk or an electric mixer.

2. Once combined, fold the diced apple and pear into the cake mixture.

3. Grease and line a 1kg loaf tin. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and place in a pre-heated oven at 180◦C for 35-45 minutes or until an inserted cocktail stick comes out clean.

4. Mix together the apple and pear juice with the caster sugar. Using a cocktail stick, poke holes all over the cake. Slowly pour the juice mixture over the cake in the tin whilst it is still warm, making sure to cover the whole cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before taking it out of the tin.

5. To make the icing, pour the icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix in the water slowly until you get the desired consistency. You don’t have to use all the water! One it’s done, drizzle this over the cake!

6. Enjoy!

We recommend using dried apple and pear for this recipe (both available in store).

The icing is optional but we think it really finishes the cake off. If you're feeling adventurous you could also add a little apple or pear juice into the icing for an extra fruity kick. 

We hope you all love this recipe as much as we do here at Zero. Give it a go and let us know what you think!

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