The fruit is autumnal the weather is not, it’s about 23 degrees out there today! Although autumn is officially starting on Monday there is no way it’s time to start hunkering down and comfort eating crumbles and pies. Any time of year is Apple time though. I love making cakes with them. So delicious and moist, I think it’s the German coming out in me! Cinnamon, caramel, sugar, spice, custard, cream and vanilla are all amazing accompaniments to apples. You don’t have to do a lot to pimp up the flavour of as they are generally so versatile with ooodles of sweet or tartness.
This traybake is sooo quick and makes a fab dessert to feed a load of people at once. It takes little effort but tastes fantastic.
this is such an easy recipe to get kids doing by themselves
Preheat oven to
180 degrees centigrade
5 or 6 non cooking apples – peeled
225g butter softened
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
350g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
Peel, core and chop the apples into flat segments – leave to one side
In a mixer or by hand in a bowl add all ingredients together until you have a batter
Grab a roasting dish line it and grease well.
Pour the mixture in and level it out
Place the apple pieces in whichever way you want
Bake in the oven for around 35 mins until a skewer comes out clean
To make the caramel
90g salted butter,
120 ml double cream
1 teaspoon ground sea salt
Pour the sugar into a pan and leave on a medium heat until it’s turned to liquid.
Then add the other ingredients and stir for about 8 mins until the caramel has thickened. It will continue to thicken when it reaches room temperature.
Drizzle over the traybake. Eat hot or cold!