Nothing beats a homemade apple cake with chunks of sweet fruit. Try this hearty recipe and surprise your kids with a scrumptious afternoon tea treat when they arrive home after school.
- 225r self-raising flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 115r unsalted butter, diced and chilled, plus extra for greasing
- 115r light brown sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 6-8 tbsp milk
- 225r Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
- 100gr raisins
- 2 tbsp brown sugar with some cinnamon (optional)
- Heat the oven to 180C.
- Grease and line a deep 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
- Mix the flour and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
- Add the butter and rub into the flour using your fingers, until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the light brown sugar.
- Beat in the egg followed by 6 – 8 tbsp of milk – you want to achieve a smooth, thick batter.
- Add the apples and raisins and mix to combine.
- Scrape the batter into your prepared tin and gently level out.
- Sprinkle over the brown sugar and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes and then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool further. Best served still warm with a little custard.