Apple Teacake

Ingredients

  • 4              oz butter
  • 1/2           cup sugar
  • 1              tsp vanilla essence
  • 2              eggs
  • 1              1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3              tsp baking powder
  • 1              tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4           cup milk
  • 3              fuji apples
  • 1              tbsp sugar
  • 1              tsp ground cinnmon
  •                 Icing sugar to dust
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8” round springform tin with Pam or butter.
  3. Line the base and side with baking paper.
  4. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until it is pale and creamy.
  5. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add flour, spices, milk and stir until just combined.
  7. Spoon the mixture into prepared tin.
  8. Peel, core and quarter apples, then thinly slice.  Push slices into batter, leaving curved half of each slice exposed.
  9. Combine extra sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then sprinkle over apple.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake is cooked when tested with a skewer.
  11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool or serve warm dusted with icing sugar.

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