About this recipe:Very simple steamed sponge. Made in an electric steamer - YES it worked. I didn't want to put the oven on just to make a little sponge so tried this, I can't believe it worked out so delicious. Also very quick.
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:25min › Ready in:35min
Beat the butter with the sugar until soft. Beat in the egg add a little flour to stop it splitting. Add the rest of the flour and cinnamon with a metal spoon and fold in gently.
Peel, core and chop the apple and put in the bottom of a greased heatproof bowl.
The bowl you use has to fit in your steamer on the deepest shelf. You will only need the bottom shelf. See photo.
Pour the sponge mix onto the apples. Make sure it covers them.
Put the bowl in the bottom shelf and steam for 25 minutes.
Remove from the steamer and leave the sponge for a few minutes to cool, then run a knife round the edge. Put a plate over and turn upside down. Serve with custard or cream.
I still can't believe this worked. You could use your favourite sponge recipe for this or put other fruit in the bottom as long as it's not too squishy. You can have this cake hot or cold but because it is steamed it's best eaten on the same day. If it lasts that long!