Seeing as it is Apple Day today, I thought I would share with you my adapted recipe for apple cake:
175 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling – I quite often use granulated sugar as I always forget to buy caster.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
85 g butter
75 ml milk
125 g plain flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, I often use nutmeg or omit instead, as I’m the only person at theanamumdiary who likes cinnamon.
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cooking apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced, I have tried this before with eating apples, but it is a little too sweet. These apples are from my Dad’s garden.
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Line the base of a cake tin with parchment paper. Choose a square or round tin, I don’t think I matters.
2. Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until the mixture is thick and mousse-like. This will take about 5 minutes usually.
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, then pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface if needed.
4. Arrange the apple slices over the batter. (They will sink to the bottom in the cooking time) *ahem*
Sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar and bake in the oven for ten minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/gas 4 and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
5. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares or slices and Bon appetit!
Plate, a vintage one from Emma at vintage.co.uk part of set that I won.
Cake….mine all mine!!!
You will see that my apples didn’t sink (they usually do) I’m not sure why they didn’t this time, but it honestly didn’t effect the flavour or texture…it was still scrummy!
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