Today is apple day and we are celebrating it in the mad house, by apple printing and eating delicious apple pie and the last two apples from our tree. When we moved in to our new build home 7 years ago one of the first things we did was plant an apple tree and a pear in the garden. We have watched over the years as those trees have grown and developed just like our children and watched the joy on the boys faces when the apple bears fruit (the pear never has, yet………).
We were contacted last week by Waitrose and sent a deep filled pie recipe, which we are having for dinner tonight. Chris from Thinly Spread has blogged the deep filled apple pie recipe, so I am not going to repeat it, but I am going to share my Mum’s dutch apple cake recipe.
Dutch Apple Cake
- 2 cooking apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 125 g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 175 g caster sugar
- 85 g butter
- 75 ml milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Line the sides and base of a 20 x 20cm square cake tin with parchment paper. This is key otherwise your cake will stick.
Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until the mixture is thick, I use my stand mixer for this.
Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, then pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin..
Arrange the apple slices over the batter and bake in the oven for ten minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/gas 4 and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin.
We want to say thank you to Waitrose who are going to send us a new apple tree for the garden and for all the new recipe inspiration for using our British Apples.
Disclosure: I was sent a £10 Waitrose voucher, a children’s gardening set and will be getting an apple tree in exchange for this post.