It’s no lie, I am a fan of cake….especially apple cake!
- 450g cooking apples
- juice of ½ lemon
- 225g butter , softened
- 280g golden caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract / essence
- 350g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- demerara sugar , to sprinkle
- Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.
- Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar. 3 Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Cut into bars or squares.
So, that’s what the recipe actually says…but I differ slightly in that I like to add walnuts, cinnamonand dice the apples – then mix it all into the rest of the ingredients…eat whilst hot and don’t share!
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