My daughter Poppy loves cooking. And she’s getting pretty good at it. This afternoon she baked the most delicious cake which she has named “Poppy’s Toffee Apple Cake,” and it’s so good that she wanted to share it with everyone. The cake itself was taken from one of our favourite books, ‘Fay’s Family Food’ by Fay Ripley published by Penguin. But read on until the end to see what makes it pretty special.
You will need:
- 150g of butter
- 150g golden caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 120g plain white flour
- 80g ground almonds (if you ever have any!)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 large eating apples, peeled and sliced
All you do is:
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 (fan) 200 (gas) and line a dish.
- Cream the butter and sugar with electric whisk until light and fluffy.
- Beat the eggs and vanilla, then add to the mixture slowly.
- Separately mix the flour, almonds and baking powder. Then fold into the cake. Pour into tin or dish.
- Arrange sliced apples on top and sprinkle with golden caster sugar.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and leave to cool before removing from the tin.
THEN rummage around in the cupboard for a jar of Waitrose Seriously Buttery Caramel Dipping Sauce. My advice is to always have some up your sleeve although keep it at the back of the cupboard so you aren’t tempted to dig in too much! Trust me, once you start eating it, you can’t stop. Serve warm with the caramel sauce poured on top.
Sweet, sugary and gorgeously addictive.
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