Saturday, 20 February 2010

❣ happy birthday Nannie

it's my Nannie's birthday today and we went to visit her yesterday:
I know she loves apple cake so I baked this one for her:
the sharpness of the bramleys really works with the vanilla sponge:
Nannie is 87 years young and as she said 'with all marbles rolling'
apple cake for my Nannie

you will need:
250g caster sugar
250g butter
250g self raising flour
3 bramley apples ~ peeled, cored and cut into wedges
4 eggs
a vanilla pod ~ it's the seeds you need 
*or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
half teaspoon cinnamon
preheat your oven to 180°c/ gas 4/350°f
line and grease a 30cm spring form tin:
in a large bowl cream together the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy:
next add the eggs one at a time and beat well:
*and rest in between as this is hard work or you could use an electric whisk*
add the vanilla seeds or extract and mix:
then fold in the flour:
put half the mixture into the bottom of your tin:
then layer on your apple wedges:
cover with the rest of the mix and sprinkle with
demerara and cinnamon:
bake for 35-40 minutes until springy to touch:
leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then remove
and cool on a rack:
delicious on its own or with custard: 

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