My Autumn Apple Sponge Cake

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

A pretty cake made with fresh apples. Perfect to serve with ice cream, custard, cream etc. Easy to make - no tricky instructions, so you can even let the little ones have a go or help out!

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas4. Grease and line the base of a loose based tin approximately 20cm.
  2. Cut the apples into quarters and remove the cores. Slice lengthways and toss in bowl of lemon juice.
  3. Sieve the flour, cinnamon and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add butter, eggs, sugar, sultanas and lemon zest. Beat for 4-5 mins until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Place mixture in the cake tin and carefully level the top. Dry off apples with kitchen towl or drain well and arrange slices in a pattern on the top of cake mix.
  5. Bake for around 30-35 minutes - until springy. Once cooked allow to stand for 5 mins then remove from tin and place on wire cooling rack.
  6. Serve as it is or lightly dust with icing sugar.