Sue's apple cake

We have a lot of windfall Bramleys to use up, so I made this apple cake. The recipe is from Sue L, a lovely lady on the bbc food forum. This is her blog - . It's good as a cake and also great as a pudd. with ice cream or cream.
The recipe:
250g butter or margarine
300g sr flour
1 beaten egg
350g apples - peeled, cored and sliced
150g caster sugar
1/2 tspn cinnamon
1/2 tspn mixed spice
1 tbspn brown sugar

Preheat oven 180C/gas4/350F
Grease a 20cm cake tin.

Melt fat in the microwave in a large bowl.
Stir in the beaten egg and caster sugar.
Gradually stir in the flour. The dough should be like cookie dough.
Spread half the dough into the bottom of the cake tin.Use fingers to spread it evenly.

Mix the apples with the spices and arrange in an even layer on top of the dough.

Cover with the rest of the dough, again using fingers to spread it out.Sprinkle top with the brown sugar.

Bake for about an hour, or till golden. Leave in tin to cool.
If using this as a dessert, can sprinkle chopped nuts on top in place of the sugar.

You can see the layer of apple in the middle. It's really delicious.


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