Apple cake

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Gently spiced cake with a fluffy crumb combines beautifully with fresh, juicy apple slices

Apple cake

SERVES

8

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

15

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

70

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, line an 8-inch round, loose base or spring-form, cake tin with parchment. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and set aside.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until turning pale, slowly add in the eggs and then the flour.

  3. Spread just over half of the cake mixture into the tin, using a wet knife if you wish.

  4. On top of this spread the grated apple (do not press it into the cake mixture), then top with the rest of the mixture.

  5. Lay the apple slices on top of the cake batter and sprinkle with the cinnamon, and add a sprinkle of the golden caster sugar as well if you wish.

  6. Bake for an hour to an hour and 10 minutes. If the apple slices start to brown too much place a cover over the cake as it is baking.

  7. Allow to cool in the tin until it is cool enough to handle and then place on a wire rack.

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder, sieved

  • 225g butter, softened

  • 210g golden caster sugar

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 200g apples, cored, peeled and grated and another 200g cored, and sliced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, line an 8-inch round, loose base or spring-form, cake tin with parchment. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and set aside.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until turning pale, slowly add in the eggs and then the flour.

  3. Spread just over half of the cake mixture into the tin, using a wet knife if you wish.

  4. On top of this spread the grated apple (do not press it into the cake mixture), then top with the rest of the mixture.

  5. Lay the apple slices on top of the cake batter and sprinkle with the cinnamon, and add a sprinkle of the golden caster sugar as well if you wish.

  6. Bake for an hour to an hour and 10 minutes. If the apple slices start to brown too much place a cover over the cake as it is baking.

  7. Allow to cool in the tin until it is cool enough to handle and then place on a wire rack.