Recipe: Easy Apple Cake
- 3 oz of unsalted butter, melted
- 4 large ripe apples, cored and quartered (use pears as a substitute)
- 4 oz of unsalted butter, extra
- 1/2 cup of golden syrup
- 1 1/2 cups of plan all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C). Lightly grease the sides of a 10 1/2 inch cake tin. Pour the melted butter into the cake tin and sprinkle over the raw sugar. Arrange the pear quarters, cut side up, in the base of the cake tin.
- Place the extra 4 oz of butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the butter has melted.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, mixed spice and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in the brown sugar. Add the milk and eggs and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Gradually add the warm butter and golden syrup mixture, stirring constantly until smooth.
- Pour the batter over the pears in the cake tin. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Allow to cool down for about 15 minutes before serving.
Number of servings (yield): 8
Meal type: dessert
Culinary tradition: USA (General)