It's an unusual apple cake as it has 3 layers. It's not the prettiest of cakes, but the flavour's really good. It's not a huge cake, but it's nice eaten warm as a pudd., or you could eat it cold as a cake with your afternoon cuppa.
100g caster sugar
200g sr flour
1 large egg
500g cooking apples
1 tspn cinnamon
55g demerara sugar
Preheat oven 190C/gas 5.
Grease and line a 20cm springform tin.
Melt butter in microwave or pan. Remove and add the sugar, flour, egg and salt. Mix to a stiff dough.
Put 2/3 of the dough in the bootom of the cake tin, pressing it to cover the base.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together and then put on top of the dough.
Put the 1/3 of the dough on top in pieces, tearing it and gently pressing it down. It won't cover the apple mixture.
Bake for about 50 mins till golden, but cover with some foil for about the last 10 mins to stop the top burning.
Cool in the tin then put on a plate and serve warm or cold.
It's not burnt! I used dark demerara sugar mixed with the cinnamon and apple.
I love the apple layer with the sultanas, sugar and cinnamon. It's a nice mixture of textures - the cake bottom, the apple layer and the almost cobbler topping. Just right for this cold, miserable weather.
I'm off to my daughter next week for a break, so won't be posting. I lost my husband recently, so have little inclination to bake. My son came to visit, so I felt I had to make an effort, and made this as a dessert.