Grandma's apple cake

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    This is my granny's recipe for a delicious apple cake, which is very easy to prepare. You can decrease the amount of sugar if you like a less sweet cake.

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    Makes: 1 apple cake

    • 5 to 7 apples
    • lemon juice
    • 250g unsalted butter, softened
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • ground cinnamon (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease a 23cm springform cake tin.
    2. Peel and core apples and cut them in thin slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent them from going brown.
    3. In a bowl beat butter with 400g sugar and vanilla sugar until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating after each addition.
    4. In a second bowl mix flour with baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and stir, until well combined.
    5. Tip the cake mixture into the prepared springform cake tin and top with apple slices. Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar with some cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples.
    6. Bake for about 45 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

    Other ideas:

    If you like, you can sprinkle a handful of raisins, currants or sultanas on top of the cake before baking.

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