A few days ago, I decided to try out (yet another) apple cake. I do love me some apple cake, yes I do.
Does anything on this blog not have apple and/or cinnamon in it? It would seem not.
Oh well, I hear apples are in this season. Or something.
This recipe originally came from the book 'everyday baking', but as I didn't have a 9 inch cake tin, I halved it and did it in a 6 inch one. I think it came out fine. If you want to make the original size cake just double the recipe and use a 9 inch cake tin.
Apple Streusel cake
58g/2 oz butter
225g cooking apples (about 1)
88g/3 0z self raising flour
58g/2 0z demerara sugar
1 tbsp milk
58g/2 oz self raising flour
3 tbsp butter
42g/2.5 oz demerara sugar
Greased 6 inch cake tin
Oven pre heated to 180c/350f/G.M4
To make the topping:
- Sift the flour into a bowl
- Rub in the butter until crumbly
- Stir in the sugar
- Set aside for later
- Peel, core and slice the apples. You want the slices to be pretty thin.
- Sift flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl
- In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy
- Beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture
- Fold in half the flour mix
- Add the milk and the rest of the flour
- Spoon into the tin
- Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake batter
- Sprinkle the topping over the apple slices
- Bake for around 1 hour to 1.5 hours (depending on your oven) or until firm.
- Cool in the tin