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Spiced Apple Cake


This versatile cake makes a great packed lunch addition or can be served dusted with icing sugar as a dessert cake if wished. Rhubarb can be substituted for apples. You will need about four stalks to make your Spiced Apple Cake.

 

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Ingredients

3 Granny Smith apples

100g butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons DYC Apple Cider Vinegar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon mixed spice

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ cup hot water

Directions

1
Peel the apples.
2
Melt the butter in a mixer bowl or saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients.
3
Beat in the sugar and eggs until combined.
4
Mix in the DYC Apple Cider Vinegar.
5
Sift the flour, baking soda, mixed spice and ground cloves together and add to the butter mixture.
6
Beat until nearly combined then add the water beating until smooth.
7
Spread the mixture into a 20 centimeter square baking paper bottom lined cake tin.
8
Cut the apples into quarters, core and cut each quarter into four.
9
Press the apple slices into the surface of the cake mixture.
10
Bake at 180 degrees C for 45 – 50 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
11
Cover with a clean cloth for 10 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack.