Thanks to my new workmate Kate for this lovely apple cake recipe – delicious and perfect for using up my mum’s cooking apples.
225g or 8oz cooking apples – peeled, cored and chopped
225g or 8oz sultanas
150ml or 1/4 pint milk
175g or 6oz brown sugar
350g or 12oz self raising flour
10ml or 2 teaspoons mixed spice
175g or 6oz butter
1 egg, beaten
25g or 1oz demerara sugar
Preheat oven to 170 fan forced or gas mark 3. Line and grease a 8 inch square or round tin.
Mix the apples, sultanas, milk and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl, then add the beaten egg.
In a large bowl sieve the flour and spice together and then rub in the butter.
Add the fruit mix to the flour mixture and stir well.
Place into the prepared tin and sprinkle with the demerara sugar.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour 45 mins until risen and golden brown.