Apple Loaf Cake

Apple Loaf Cake

Cook Time: 45 mins

This moist, sweet loaf cake makes an excellent snack or breakfast, and it stays fresh for 5 to 7 days. Any firm-textured, relatively tart apple will work beautifully here. Hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) are an easily digestible complete protein, offering all nine essential amino acids.


  • 1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup rice bran or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup or molasses
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • ½ cup hemp hearts


  1. Heat oven to 175°C.
  2. Line a small loaf tin with baking paper so that you can remove easily once baked, using the paper as handles to lift out.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, baking soda, and cloves.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and salt until the mixture is pale yellow and the sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the oil and syrup and whisk until smooth. Stir in the apple and hemp seeds. Fold the dry mixture into the egg mixture until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and level the mixture by tapping the pan on the counter.
  5. Bake until a skewer inserted into the centre of the bread comes out almost clean, approx 45 minutes. If the top of the bread begins to darken too much, lay a piece of foil over the top.
  6. Remove from oven and let it cool down before slicing. Best served slathered in butter

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