Apple Cake

Servings: 10 – 12
Time: An hour + cooling
Difficulty: easy
Description: A lovely light cake packed full of fruitiness

Ingredients

  • 175g plain white flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 175g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 200g apple sauce or puree
  • 1 eating apple
  • lemon juice

IMGP3482 Thu 27th - 2nd Apple cake from 1 mix 100 cakes book - for CITP food bank

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 Grease and base line two 20cm tins
  2. Sift flour, cornflour and baking powder into a large howl
  3. Add butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla. Beat well until smooth
  4. Stir in 85g apple sauce
  5. Divide mixture between the tins and smooth the surfaces
  6. Bake for 20 – 25 mins
  7. Leave to cool, turn out & cool completely
  8. Use remaining apple sauce to sandwich cakes together*
  9. Core and slice apple, brush with lemon juice and arrange on top of cake to decorate. Sprinkle with caster sugar.*

IMGP3480 Thu 27th - 2nd Apple cake from 1 mix 100 cakes book - for CITP food bank
*The above photos show a few variations from the original recipe in Christine France’s excellent “1 Mix, 100 Cakes” book. On this cake I put a layer of apple slices between the cakes and coloured the buttercream. It worked well.

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