What to do with a bumper crop of apples.

Having recently moved house and inherited a number of different apple trees around the garden and paddock we now have a lovely crop of apples which include Bramley, Cox, Beauty of Bath, Russet and Ellison' Orange. So now is the perfect time to make the easiest and most delicious apple cake I know (recipe stolen from my Mum who is the best cook, and also an Aga cookery demonstrator so we are in good hands!), to use up some of the cooking apples from the garden. It's so quick and easy, have a go!

What you will need:

200g Self Raising Flour (I've used Dove's gluten free flour for the cake in the picture and it works perfectly with a teaspoon of baking powder added as well!)

200g Butter

200g Caster Sugar

4 medium Eggs

1 large Cooking Apple, peeled and cut into chunks

Cinnamon and Caster Sugar to dust

Tray bake tin greased (or for the Aga use the small Roasting tin)

To make:

-Mix the butter, flour, eggs and sugar together as you would for a Victoria sponge until it's light and fluffy and then add the apple chunks to the mixture and give it another mix.

-Put the mixture into the tin and cook for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees until slightly golden in colour.

-If cooking in a 4 door Aga, cook in the baking oven or for the 2 door Aga cook in the Roasting oven on the grid shelf with the cold shelf over top.

- Leave to cool and then dust with caster sugar and cinnamon.

- Serve with cream or clotted cream if you are feeling really naughty!


Does anyone have any other recipe ideas for using up their apples?

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