our recent apple picking adventures, we still have a ton of apples left. Amongst them, the Golden Delicious were the biggest and most beautiful and smelled absolutely fantastic, so I was most eager to use them first. They have a softer texture and are supposed to hold their shape well during cooking, making them perfect to bake with.
I had a wonderful time making this cake. There's something really satisfying about using the apples that I've personally hand picked from the orchard; I know exactly where it's come from and just how fresh it is. The smell of the apples and sugar caramellising in the oven made me so happy with anticipation. I couldn't wait to taste it.
And it was divine. It's moist and decadent without being overly rich, perfect for tea time. Apples, sugar and cinnamon - now that's a winning combination in my books.
Golden Delicious apple cake
150g butter, melted
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 and 1/4 cup self raising flour, sifted
1- 2 golden delicious apples (or other apple variety)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 20-cm round cake tin
2. Core and quarter the apples, then slice thinly and leave aside
3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in eggs, one at a time
4. Add flour to the mixture and fold in
5. Pour mixture into the cake tin. Arrange apple slices in a circle on batter, making sure to overlap.
6. Mix cinnamon and raw sugar and then sprinkle evenly over the apple slices
7. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden