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As sweet as apples

Apple cake

I hope everyone had a great Bank Holiday weekend. We returned from our Brussels City Break to a very empty fridge but as I was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in the #MorrisonsMum campaign it was a great way to do a big shop at the super market and spend the end of the Bank Holiday baking up a lovely treat.

I managed to pick up a whole bag of lovely apples from Morrisons for 99p as well as some wholewheat flour, raisins and chopped hazelnuts so the little man and I thought we would throw something together that was fun and tasty, such as a chunky apple cake.

family baking
The little man helping out in the kitchen

The recipe is pretty toddler friendly as you can throw the ingredients together without worrying to much about doing everything in exact order. It's also pretty healthy and made with wholewheat flour and can easily be adapted to a vegan diet (have suggested alternative ingredients) and lovely for a picnic or after supper treat with custard.

What you need

100g melted butter or dairy-free spread
200ml honey or maple syrup or combination of both
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
200g whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
60g raisins
100g chopped nuts
4 medium apples, peeled and chopped small

1. Preheat oven to 180c or Gas Mark 4
2. Lightly grease a cake tin
3. Cream the melted butter, syrup and vanilla
4. In another bowl mix dry ingredients
5. Combine the liquid and dry ingredients, stirring until blended
6. Stir in the raisins, nuts and apples
7. Spread the batter in the cake tin and bake in the oven for 45 min

Another cheap, cheerful and super healthy meal we enjoyed over the Bank Holiday was one of my most recent favourites - poached eggs on top of Kale and black eye beans, I simply love this combination of flavours and is quick to make and only around £1 per person

Kale superfood
I love poached eggs on kale with black eye beans

So what did I think of the new "cheaper" Morrisons? Well first of all they have recently announced permanent price reductions on some essential products throughout the store, I feel to compete with discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl and I was surprised to see how much I manage to pick up at very reasonable prices with Star buys being - Free Range Eggs 99p, 2 Litre Milk for 84p, Cucumber half portion for 24p as well some great 99p deals on veg - 3 peppers, 4 avocados, 3 courgettes and a butternut squash - amazing. I shaved enough of my regular purchases to allow for a bottle of wine this week as a real treat (and a great way to end the bank holiday). Overall it really helped having key food products slightly cheaper as we are always looking for new ways to cut down on our weekly food bill and will be looking at shopping at Morrisons again in the future.

fresh vegetables

I was provided with vouchers to shop at Morrisons in exchange for an honest review, words and thoughts 100% our own.


  1. That cake looks yummy! Thanks for sharing and making me hungry!

  2. Oh that apple cake looks delicious I might give this a go soon, yummy!!

    helen X

  3. you are your kale ;) but really that does sound good! As does the apple cake x

  4. This looks really tasty! I cook a lot of cakes with bananas (as we always have some leftover) but hadn't thought about apples, so will try x

  5. The cake looks nice! Bit different from the typical banana or carrot cake you see

  6. oh this sounds so good! may just have to go bake one now ;)


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