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
1 cup sugar
1½ cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3-4 decent sized apples (I like braeburn), peeled and sliced
Cinnamon and brown sugar
MethodPreheat oven to 180°C.
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.