Spiced brown sugar apple cake

10
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g of butter, softened
  • 200g of soft brown sugar
  • 200g of self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 free-range eggs, large and beaten
  • 4 apples, (small eating apples), such as Cox’s Orange Pippins, cored and diced (skin on)
  • 1 apple, (large eating apple), cored and cut into wedges
  • Demerara sugar, for sprinkling over the top

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and liberally butter and line a 7 inch (18cm) round cake tin. Mix the ground mixed spice with the flour
2
lace all of the ingredients, except the apple, into a large bowl or food mixer and beat together for 2–3 minutes until well mixed and amalgamated. Add the 4 diced apples and stir into mix
3
Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and arrange the sliced apples over the top before sprinkling some Demerara sugar over the top of the cake and apples
4
Bake in the oven for 55–60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
5
Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out on to a wire rack; allow to cool completely before slicing and serving