Throw this on a cake plate with an extra handful of Macadamias and some ice cream and let every body dive in and serve themselves.
By Tania Cusack
When I first started making this cake ( so many years ago I am embarrassed to say), I thought it was the ideal throw together dessert, and I still do. Serve it like this…..a breakfast cake or serve it hot out of the oven at tea time.
- 125 gm melted butter ( 1 stick)
- 2 apples diced ( approximately 3 cups )
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1½ cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
- ¾ teaspoon of baking powder ( optional)
- 1- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger ( nutmeg or cardamom)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of Macadamias ( or other nuts)
- approximately ¼ cup of milk
- 1 Tablespoon extra melted butter for brushing
- 1 small apple (or ½) sliced
- Extra chopped nuts
- Grease and line the bottom of a 22-25cm tin 9- 10 inch. Preheat the oven to 170C/340F – not too hot
- Melt your butter first. Set aside
- Put the chopped apples into a mixing bowl, big enough to fit all of the ingredients. Add the flour baking powder and soda, sugar and spices and mix up well .
- Break the egg into a cup and beat to break up. Pour into the bowl with the apple and flour mixture add the melted butter and the milk mix well with a spatula or spoon. Add a little more milk ( up to 2 Tablespoons ) if it seems very hard to mix. Mix quite well to make sure it is all incorporated.
- Spoon into the prepared cake tin and flatten with a spoon. Garnish with sliced apples painted with a little butter sprinkle with nuts and a little raw sugar if you like. ( I do!). I even glaze the top with melted caramel sauce too..