Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Apple Cake


3 green apples, cored, sliced and soaked in salt water for a few minutes, then drain

2 eggs
130g caster sugar

180g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

100g butter
150ml milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

30g sugar
50g raisins
ground cinnamon


1. Melt butter in milk over medium heat and bring to just before boiling and remove. Leave to cool.
2. Sift flour and baking powder.
3. Whisk eggs and sugar at high speed till thick and fluffy.
4. Lower speed and add butter and milk mixture and essence slowly.
5. Add flour and fold in till well mixed.
6. Pour into greased and lined 9" round tin.
7. Arrange sliced apples and sprinkle raisins, cinnamon and sugar on top.
8. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160 degrees C for 40 to 50 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.

I used an 8" tin which gave me a high cake. Ideally the cake layer should be about slightly more than an inch high so that with each bite of the cake, you will also bite into the fruit.
The cake is supposed to be very sweet as the original recipe called for 200g of sugar.
Use green apples which are a little sour as this will give a tangy taste to balance the sweet cake.

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