This is the perfect afternoon tea type of cake. It can also be a slightly decadent breakfast. It is lovely and moist and the apple pieces and sultanas make it feel almost healthy (almost…). It is a recipe my mum passed on to me, and is really hassle free to make.
- 220g plain flour
- 110g butter
- 110g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1-2 tablespoons of milk
- handful of sultanas
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eating apples, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
- 1 tablespoon lemon rind
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Mix everything except the apples, sultanas and brown sugar mixture until it forms a smooth batter.
- Stir in the apples and sultanas.
- Pour into a greased, lined 7in baking tin.
- Sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade, then test with a skewer or fork in the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.