Recipe

Apple cake

This simple apple tea cake is dense, moist and delicious. Glazed with apricot jam and studded with tender apple pieces, it makes a great afternoon tea treat.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Ingredients

Apple cake
  • 185 gram butter
  • 2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 apples
  • 1 teaspoon gelatine
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon strained apricot jam

Method

Apple cake
  • 1
    Grease a 20cm springform pan.
  • 2
    Cream butter, rind and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beat until combined. Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in sifted flours and milk. Spread into prepared pan.
  • 3
    Peel apples, cut into quarters, remove cores. Make lengthways cuts into rounded sides of apple quarters, cutting about three quarters of the way through. Arrange quarters, rounded side up, around edge of cake. Bake in moderate oven for about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Sprinkle gelatine over water, dissolve over hot water, add jam. Spread half jam mixture over hot cake, cool cake in pan. Remove from pan, brush with remaining warmed jam mixture.

Notes

Keeping time: 2 days.

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