How to make Topped Apple Cake recipe? This is one of the best cake recipes. Follow this simple directions carefully:
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CAKE RECIPE
For the fruit layer
2 Bramley apples, cored peeled and diced
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the cake
150g golden caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
190g self-raising flour
For the topping
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
80g rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 170˚C/gas mark 3. Grease and line a loaf tin, measuring approximately 23cm down the long side. First, make the fruit layer. This needs to be made first and allowed to go completely cool before using.
Place the fruit and honey in a saucepan and cook over a low heat until the apples begin to break down or ‘fall’ (no water needed over a low heat).
Add the cinnamon, stir to mix and place in a dish to cool. Next, make the cake…
Cream the butter and the sugar together.
Beat in the egg and milk and fold in the flour.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
When the apple and honey mixture is cool, spread it over the cake mixture. Finally, make the topping.
Melt the butter in a pan with the sugar over a very low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats.
Spread this over the apple layer and bake for 55–60 minutes. Test to see if the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre; if the cake is done, the skewer will come out clean. If it isn’t done, put the cake back in the oven and bake for 5 more minutes.
Cool the cake in the tin for 20 minutes before transferring to a cooling tray or wire rack. Remove the paper after about 5 minutes. This will keep for 4–5 days in an airtight container.
Variations for the recipe:
Stew 100g of prepared gooseberries with 3 tablespoons honey until soft and allow to cool before using like the apples.
Stew 120g chopped rhubarb and 3–4 tablespoons honey until soft, cool and use in the same way as the apples.
For a slice able cake, make sure the apples are cold before cooking. If you want more of a pudding-like consistency, use warm apples to put on the cake, but put on the topping immediately and bake as quickly as you can, or the cake base will melt.
Follow the easy directions very carefully and you will be amazed how good this recipe is. Bon Apetit.