225g self-raising flourâ€¨
1 pinch saltâ€¨
1 tsp ground cinnamonâ€¨ or ginger
110g butterâ€¨, cubed
110g caster sugarâ€¨
4 cooking apples, peeled, cored and choppedâ€¨
Big handful of raisins
2 eggs, beaten
â€¨1 to 2 tbsp milk
Demerara sugar (optional)
- Heat your oven to gas mark 5/190Â°C/375Â°F and grease a 20cm (8in) cake tin.
- Sift the flour, salt and cinnamon or ginger into a big bowl, then rub in the butter until it all looks like breadcrumbs â€“ little fingers are very good at doing this bit!â€¨â€¨
- Stir in the sugar, chopped apples and raisins, then mix everything together with a wooden spoon.â€¨â€¨
- Stir in the beaten eggs and milk so that it all comes together. Spoon it into your cake tin and use the spoon to level the top of the cake. Sprinkle some demerara sugar over the top if you like.
- Put the cake tin in middle of your oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the cake looks golden brown and is springy to the touch. If you insert a knife in the middle of the cake, it should come out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes before serving.
If you like, you could swap the raisins for juicy sultanas or chopped apricots – both taste yummy! Try it with custard or ice cream – it tastes ever so good! We hope you have fun baking it – and don’t forget to add it to your own Secret Recipe Book! Love from Cupcake Belle and friends xxx
PS Before you start baking, how many apples can you spot in this picture?