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Spicy apple tea cake

This old-fashioned treat is easy to make - and quite healthy for a cake! So get baking, then put your feet up with a cuppa.
Spicy apple tea cake



1.Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and flour cake pan, then place a piece of baking paper in base.
2.Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add rind, then beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3.Sift flours, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg into egg mixture. Pour in milk; stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
4.Peel apples and cut into halves. Remove cores. With a paring knife, cut thin slits into apples. Arrange apples over top of cake and sprinkle with extra sugar/cinnamon mixture.
5.Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake (not apples) comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and brush with warmed jam. Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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