This apple cake recipe will become a family favourite every autumn. There's nothing better to showcase the delicious flavour and aroma of local, in-season apples. Serve with custard or cream for a beautiful sweet ending to any meal.
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200g caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 apples - peeled, cored and cut into eighths
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:55min › Extra time:1hr15min › Ready in:2hr30min
Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream margarine and 200g sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla until fluffy. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the sifted ingredients. Spread the batter into a greased 23cm round or square cake tin.
Place apple pieces in rows on the batter with the sharp edges pressed in slightly. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon on top.
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 50 to 60 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the cake tests done.