Bake a batch of Liz Burns’ traybake treats — all ready for tea in those golden autumn afternoons. This apple cake is sweet, moist and soft.
Makes: 8-10 squares
Prep time: 45 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hr 30 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
- 60g (2oz) butter
- 60g (2oz) caster sugar
- 2 Pink Lady eating apples
- For the cake:
- 125g (4oz) butter
- 125g (4oz) caster sugar
- 60g (2oz) ground almonds
- 125g (4oz) self-raising flour
- ½ level tsp baking powder
- ½ level tsp ground ginger
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbs milk or water
- 18 x 28cm (7 x 11in) traybake tin
- Set the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190°C. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the sugar and cook gently until the sugar dissolves. Pour into the cake tin and tilt it so the mixture spreads all over the base.
- Slice the apple into 8-10 rings, removing the pips. Arrange them in the base of the tin.
- To make the cake: Put all the ingredients into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon for 3-4 mins or electric mixer for 1-2 mins. Spread the mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake above the centre of the oven for 45 mins, until springy and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for a few mins then turn it out and cut into squares. Serve warm or cool, with cream, crème fraîche or custard.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.