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Apple Cake


130g butter

130g caster sugar

130g plain flour

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

A little milk

3 eating apples

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons demerara sugar

Set the oven to 180C and line the base of a 24cm spring form cake tin with parchment. Rub a little butter over the parchment and round the side of the tin

This is easy if done in a food mixer, but you can do it by hand which helps burn up some of the calories you will be consuming when you eat a slice

Beat the butter and sugar until pale, light a fluffy then add the eggs gradually and beat well. Now add the flour and baking powder and fold it all together. if the mixture is a little stiff, add a splash or two of milk. Scrape the cake mixture into the tin

Peel and core the apples, then cut into small dice and place in a bowl along with the cinnamon and demerara sugar. Mix well then scatter the apple pieces over the cake mixture

Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. The edges will be browned and the middle very moist from the apples

Leave to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out of the tin and eat warm with cream or custard. Or allow to cool completely and eat cold with a cup of tea