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Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Simple Apple Cake

2011 will be remembered for many things - one of which is the brilliant crop of enormous, crisp apples. My trees are laden with them. The following is a simple recipe for you to enjoy.

For those with a fear of baking, restore your confidence with this really easy recipe. This cake will last for up to 5 days in an airtight tin.
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 6-7 tablespoons of milk
  • 50g melted butter
For the Topping
  • 50g butter
  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 85g castor sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200c.
  2. Line the bottom of 20x 24cm cake tin, (or an 8 inch round tin) with greaseproof paper.
  3. Beat all the cake ingredients together in a big bowl until light and fluffy. Spoon into prepared tin.
  4. Melt the butter for the topping in a small saucepan over a medium heat, drizzle it over the top of the cake. Arrange the apple slices on top. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the apples.
  5. Bake in the pre heated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool, then remove from the tin, serve warm with custard or keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.
No time to cook? Then treat yourself to one of the delicious homemade apple tarts in The Country Store, Dungarvan.