Saturday, 30 June 2012

An oldie but an incredibly goodie

On my first date with the man who is now my husband he asked me what I liked to do for fun.  “I like to bake things,” I replied.   I could almost hear the bells and see the lights of the “Jackpot!” sign going off in his head.

One of the first things I ever baked for him was this deliciously easy apple pie cake of my mum’s.  It’s like the late-90s Toyota Corolla of the baking world – costs next to nothing, lasts forever and is almost impossible to ruin. 

APPLE PIE CAKE

Ingredients
125g butter
1 cup sugar
1½ cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3-4 decent sized apples (I like braeburn), peeled and sliced
Cinnamon and brown sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Melt butter.
Throw everything else in and mix well.
Pour into a greased and lined 20cm round cake tin.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer (if you’ve got one - I’m rough as guts and use a butter knife) inserted in the middle comes out clean.

That’s all there is to it.

I know from vast experience with this cake that it’s dangerously good while warm.  On more than one occasion, a small group of my friends (ably led by yours truly, of course) have polished off an entire cake before it’s had time to cool.

Enjoy.


2 comments:

  1. Made this today. Had doubts as it seemed too easy, but it was seriously good - within an hour of it coming out of the oven half the cake was gone! Thank you. Can't wait to see more recipes in the near future.

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  2. This sounds great!
    I'll have to give it a goone of these days.

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