Sunday, November 08, 2009

Normandy Apple Cake

An abundance of apples, and a need of a sweet treat resulted in us baking this delicous, fool proof Apple Cake this afternoon.

Normandy Apple Cake

4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup water

250g softened butter
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs (at room temperature)
2 cups of self-raising flour (I used 2 cups of flour + 2tsp of baking powder)
1 cup milk
vanilla essence or vanilla bean
Icing sugar

Preheat your oven to 180C. Place apples, brown sugar and water in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes (until apples are soft, but not mush!). Drain apples and leave to cool.
Using a hand held, electric beater, cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in the flour and slowly add the milk, beating to combine.
Pour batter into greased 28cm cake tin. Top with the cooled apple mixture and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the top.
Bake cake for around 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
I like to sprinkle with icing sugar once it has cooled a little. This cake is delicious served warm, but is equally as nice after a day or two.


1 comment:

  1. Hi there! MMM that looks soo good, I want some now...nothing like cake for breakfast :) And thanks for your kind comment on my blog. The fabric pack were popular at the market, so I think I'll make up some more soon enough and hopefully some will make it onto Etsy. And it looks like you've got as many Christmas markets lined up as I do, fun!