Sunday 18 October 2020

Apple Cake

Apple Cake
Apple Cake

  • 115g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 10 tbsp milk
  • 2 large Bradley cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • Large handful of sultanas
  • 2 tbsp Demerara sugar

Pre heat the oven to 180c/160c fan. 
Butter and line a 20cm deep cake tin with baking paper.  Mix the flour and cinnamon together in a large bowl, add the butter and rub into the mix using your fingers until you have fine breadcrumbs.  Stir in the caster sugar and the beaten egg followed by the milk, add it gradually until you have a smooth, thick batter (add more milk if needed).
Add the apples and sultanas and mix to combine. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and gently level out. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and bake for 30-40 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the tin for 15 mins and then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool further. 

Apple Cake

The smell alone of this cake cooking will give you a good idea of how yummy it will be, eaten slightly warm with some custard or ice cream and you will be wondering why you didn’t make this sooner!