You can never go wrong with a Mary Berry recipe. So when I was recently put in charge of preparing dessert for a family meal, I turned straight to Mary for ideas. After reading that her Apple Dessert Cake is ‘remarkably easy,’ I knew this recipe was the one. Plus, the cake has apples in, and apples are one of your five-a-day.
225g self-raising flour, sifted
1 level tsp baking powder
225g caster sugar
2 large eggs
½ tsp almond extract
150g butter, melted
250g cooking apples, peeled and cored (2 apples should be enough)
25g flaked almonds
Sprinkle of icing sugar (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Lightly grease a deep 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, eggs, almond extract and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well and beat for roughly a minute or so.
3. Cut the apples into thick slices.
4. Spread half the cake mixture into the tin. Then place the apples in the centre of the batter, trying your best to keep them in the centre. Cover the apples with the remaining mixture.
5. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1¼ to 1½ hours, until golden and the cake is beginning to come away from the sides of the tin.
7. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving warm with cream or ice-cream.
– Charlotte x
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