Friday, January 14, 2011

Apple Cake

This is a lovely cake, served warm or cold.

2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs, beaten

For the topping:

2 apples, peeled and cored
1 tbsp. butter, melted
4 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees farenheit. Butter an eight-inch cake pan. Sift the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the sugar. Whisk the butter, eggs, and milk, then stir these in as well. Pour the mixture into the cake pan, smooth the top, then make a shallow hollow around the edge. Slice apples thinly. Arrange around the circumference of the cake. Brush with the butter, then sprinkle over with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. May be served immediately or when cooled.

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