I made this receipe last week, to celebrate having everyone home again (my husband had been in America for 5 days)
Apple Cake (based on a recipe from irish cook Rachel Allen)
- 2 eggs
- 175 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 85 g butter
- 75 ml milk
- 125 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line an 8×8 inch tin with baking paper.
Use an electric whisk to beat sugar, eggs and vanilla for 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and thick.
Melt the butter and milk in a saucepan and add to the mixutre.
Fold in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
Pour over the mixture into the tin.
Arrange the apple on to of the mixture – poking each piece about half way in.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
Sprinkle with sugar and cut into squares when cool. The apple will have sunk to the bottom – delicious!!!
If you enjoy traditional irish apple recipes, check out my recent Irish Apple Crumble recipe