I love spicy cakes, so I've been trying a few recipes and liked this one the best. The recipe uses 'speculoos' or 'speculaas' biscuits, the spicy biscuits the Dutch eat on St Nicholas Day, December 6th. These were easy to find in France, but not here. I used 'Biscoff' brand, which have almost the same taste [and you can also get in a jar and is delicious as a cake filling]. Aldi and Lidl both have spicy biscuits which would work just as well. You also need some apples and vanilla yoghurt.
Preheat oven 200C/gas6 Grease a 20cm square cake tin.
Using a food processor [or a plastic bag and a rolling pin!] blitz 50g of biscuits into fine crumbs.
In a bowl break 2 eggs and whisk, then add 2 tbspn of runny honey and beat. Stir in 1 small pot of vanilla yoghurt and the biscuit crumbs. Add 200g of plain flour to which you've added a tspn of baking powder. Mix together then add 3 tbspn of vegetable oil and mix well.
Peel and core 2 eating apples and chop into dice. Add these to the batter and mix again.
Spoon or pour into the tin and bake for 25 mins.
Excuse the cheffy leaves - my daughter was trying to jazz up the photo! The cake has an unusual texture, with a moist and soft crumb; the little chunks of apple giving it another layer, and I love the spicy taste.
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