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 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:
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.
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