Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Apple cake


INGREDIENTS


  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 small royal gala apples
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • Double cream, to serve

METHOD


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) round springform pan. Line base with baking paper. Place butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat for 5 to 6 minutes or until light and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Sift flours over butter mixture. Add milk. Fold until just combined. Spoon into prepared pan. Core and quarter apples. Thinly slice. Arrange apples in 2 circles on batter, pressing down gently.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Remove side from pan. Slide cake onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Place jam in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until runny. Brush cake top with jam. Serve with cream.

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