I bought some cooking apples recently with the idea of making an apple crumble, but then decided to try something different and make a cake instead.
I've researched a whole load of recipes and used different elements to come up with this one:
Irish Apple Cake
Makes 8 servings
220g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g cold butter
1 cooking apple peeled, cored and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sugar
1. Mix the flour and baking powder. Add the butter and rub together with your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.
2. Mix in the 100g of sugar, the egg and the milk.
3. Spread half the mixture into a 7" cake tin that has been lightly greased.
4. Spread the apple chunks on top, then sprinkle on 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar.
5. Spread the rest of the cake mix on top then sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar on top.
6. Bake at 180˚C for 30 mins when the top should be golden.
This was very tasty and passed the husband test. Next time I make this I may throw in a few raisins for a bit of difference. But is tasty warm with some ice cream.
I'm also entering this in the Master Baker blog event seeing as this month's ingredient is cinnamon and there's a lovely bit of cinnamon in this cake.