I cut this recipe out of an Asda Magazine a long time ago. It's a favourite with the children when they were little they would pick the apples from their Gran's tree. It looks great, very autumnal!
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- Grease and line the base of a 20cm loose based round cake tin.
- Quarter the apples and cut out the core. Cut quarters into slices and put them into a small bowl with the lemon juice. Toss to mix and set aside.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the butter, sugar, eggs, sultanas and lemon zest. Beat together with a wooden spoon for 3 to 4 minutes until well mixed.
- Put mixture in the cake tin and level the top.
- Drain the juice from the apples and put the slices neatly on the cake. See Photo.
- Bake for about 35 minutes - when you gently press on the top of the cake it should spring back.
- Take out of the oven and leave to cool before removing form the tin.
- I usually double the quantity and cook in a 23" round cake tin (deep). It's enough to feed an army - or a very hungry family at least!
- Alternative toppings use fresh pears or canned, drained pineapple or mandarin oranges.
- This cake is great served with a generous spoon of whipped cream / crème freche.
Yay, forgot to add stars! Its a FIVE!
So easy and quick to make. And sensational - I couldn't leave any over.