The goodness of apples enhanced by a sprinkling of cinnamon. The cake is wonderfully soft, and a perfect tea-time treat.
1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup plain flour
185 grams butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup milk (80 ml)
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp orange marmalade
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C or 350 degree F.
Brush an 8 inch round pan with melted butter/oil.
Combine the butter, caster sugar, eggs, flours, cinnamon and milk in a bowl.
Using an electric beater, beat until the mixture is smooth and has changed color ( for about three minutes) .
Spoon the mixture into the tin. Smoothen the surface with a spatula and add the apple pieces. Top with sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Set the cake aside for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
Heat the marmalade in a small pan and brush over the cake.
It can be served cold with some hot tea or can be served warm with ice cream.
(Adapted from Quick Mix Cakes)