As soon as fall begins, my family gets all sorts of cravings, and because I like classic, nostalgic dishes, I love apple cakes. Apples are autumn’s sweet treat for us to enjoy. The simplicity of this cake is what makes it so special. Simple, homey, and comforting makes for the perfect snack.
- 5 apples
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. of brown sugar
- 1/2 c. of melted butter
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 100 ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Icing sugar, to sprinkle
- Peel the apples, remove the core and slice them as thin as you can, then stir in lemon juice.
- Make the batter by whipping the eggs with the sugar, then add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, melted butter and the sifted flour. Mix well then add the milk.
- It will be a watery mixture but that is OK. Add the sliced apples, mix well and pour it on to a greased baking tray.
- Cook at 180C for 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if the cake is finished. Leave it in the oven for a little longer if needed. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
Recipe and photo by Vicky Bogers
Vicky is Asian, came to Europe 12 years ago and is a mom to three boys. As she battled homesickness for the first few months, she focused on learning the different variety of ingredients in her new country, read cooking books, tried local and international restaurants and later got hooked on cooking. Vicky uses ingredients that are widely available and prepares food that is seasonal, simple, and family friendly.