Sunday, 23 February 2014
Apple Cinnamon Cake
Those readers that grew up in Australia in the 70's and 80's will probably have seen an Australian Woman's Weekly Cookbook or two in their mothers kitchen. Most, myself included would have learnt to cook from them.
"Mum there is nothing to eat in this house"
"All the ingredients for a cake are in this house, if your hungry make a cake"
No such thing as instant gratification in our house!
I changed up the recipe in Mum's cookbook to suit myself.
180g butter (room temperature)
1 tspn Cinnamon
2/3 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
Beat butter, sugar and cinnamon together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined, the mix will look curdled but this is ok.
Mix in sifted combined flour and milk, you may need to alternate so you don't get flour everywhere. Spread into a prepared pan, I used a 20cm round spring form but use your choice.
Peal, core and quarter apples. Slice almost all the way through and place on top of the cake mix in a fan pattern around the edge. Bake at 180C for approx. 1 hour. Check that a skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
Serve warm with ice cream or cold with whipped cream.