Oh this is yummy.
2 1/2 cups of grated apples
1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon of mixed spice1 teaspoon of cinnamon (I used 2 and Ray thinks it's a bit much but I rather like cinnamon!)
1 tablespoon of flour (I forgot this, duh, but I don't think it's made much difference).
It's not in the original recipe (which I adapted to make one not-so-enormous cake when I realised I only had half the apples needed) but I heated the apple mix with a blob of butter to get a nice thick syrupy mess but you know, whatever. Let it cool it a bit if you do.
115g/half a cup of butter¾ cup sugar (I mixed dark brown, caster and granulated just to see what would happen, I'll probably just use caster sugar next time)
a drop or two of vanilla essence
beating is best done with a wooden spoon if you have serious anger or frustration issues but a mixer is also fine
Then smoosh in, a bit at a time,
2 pre-beaten organic free-range eggs
Roughly moosh together:
1 ½ cups of self raising/cake flour
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 tsp baking powder
Add that to the egg mixture and mix well.
Butter your cake tin or line it with baking paper. Oops, on second thoughts better do this first along with heating the oven to 180•C or 350•F
Use a bit more than half of the cake mixture to line the bottom of the cake tin and then spread the apple mixture on top. Then put dollops of the remaining cake mix on top of the apple leaving gaps between dollops, mine wasn't quite gappy enough to let the apple mix show through because I didn't put enough mixture on the base... but hopefully you get the idea.
Place in the oven and cook for around 25 to 35 minutes or until a knife stabbed into
Share bowl scrapings with kittehs and then wash the bowls and clean kitchen so it no longer looks as if it has been the scene of a minor skirmish.
Sprinkle the cake with icing sugar or make up some sort of glaze to dribble over it.
Patiently explain to your Poppet why apple pie cake isn't the same as "soggy old apple pie" and yes, he WILL like it. Dammit.
Enjoy with a nice cup of tea.