Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Old School Apple Cake

It may seem very old school but there's often nothing nicer than a good slice of Apple Cake, You might think it's difficult to make but it's not, you don't have to be a long standing cook or baker to put this apple cake together. Once you stick to the measurements, it would be almost impossible to get this wrong! It always goes down a treat when I make this for my family. 

You Will Need
225g/8oz  Self Raising Flour 
1 level teaspoon Baking Powder 
225g/8oz Caster Sugar 
2 Eggs 
Few drops Almond Essence/Vanilla Essence 
150g/5oz Butter (melted) 
350g/12oz Cooking Apples (peeled&sliced) 
25g/1oz Flaked Almonds

1.Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease and base line a 20cm/8" deep cake tin.

2.Place the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, eggs, almond essence and melted butter into a mixing bowl and mix well together.

3.Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Place the sliced apples on top of the mixture in the tin, piling them mainly towards the centre!

4.Using two tablespoons, roughly spoon the remaining mixture over the apples. Do not worry if it is a bit rough looking as it spreads during baking.

5.Sprinkle with the flaked almonds and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour until brown and set.

Try this with some warm custard or vanilla ice-cream!

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