Baking: Apple and Custard Tea-Cake

I found this recipe on RecipeYum and I figured I hadn’t baked in a while (the reason being that I ran out of room in my freezer). Also a while back my mixer broke, however I recently purchased a new one at Kmart.


So I figured it was time to test it out.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cooking Time: 30 minutes 
Makes: 2 servings 

75g butter, softened 
1/2 cup caster sugar 
1 tsp vanilla essence 
1 egg 
1 1/4 cup self-raising flour 
3/4 cup milk 
200g can apples, diced (or three medium sized Granny Smith apples)
150ml thick vanilla custard 
1/4 cup dessicated coconut 

• Preheat oven 160°C, grease and line a cake tin (I used a 10 centimetre diameter tin)
• Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until pale.
• Add in the egg and beat well.
• Sift in the flour.
• Add the flour and milk alternatively, mix well to combine.
• Spread half the batter into the cake tin.
• Arrange half the apples over the top.
• Dollop half the custard over.
• Sprinkle with coconut.
• Spoon over with remaining batter, top with apple and custard.
• Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.Serve warm.

However with this recipe I had some trouble, as per usual, apparently the recipe calls for a 10 cm wide cake/baking tin but I failed to realise that the tray needed to be deep due to the rising of the cake. Observe:

Way Too Small
Way Too Small

I ended up cooking it in one of my casserole dishes
Also when I pulled the cake out at the 30 minute mark, it was still very gooey underneath the golden brown surface, and my oven is a high temperature oven, it cooks things quickly, which is why I sometimes have a problem with over-baking. I ended up putting it back in the oven for another 30 minutes and it turned out like this:
However when I cut it up and served it with some warm custard, it was delicious, so all in all a good recipe but make sure you bake it in a large dish otherwise you’ll end up with a mess in your oven like I did.

RecipeYum Links:
Basic Muffins
Chocolate-chip Biscuits

Also my writing friend recently updated their blog after a long break from blogging, please go check it out:
Queer Without Gender – Little Steps, Strength In Numbers, The Tales We Tell Ourselves.

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