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Cardamom and Vanilla Scented Apple Cake

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Cardamom and Vanilla Scented Apple Cake - A wonderful recipe to use wonderful seasonal apples.

 

  • 185 grams unsalted butter, softened

  • 185 gms (3/4 cup) of caster sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 250 grams (2 cups ) of self raising flour

  • 150 mls of milk

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • Seeds of 8 green cardamom pods, ground in a morter and pestle with a

  • teaspoon of sugar

  • 2 large apples

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • icing sugar to sift

Preheat the oven to 180. Grease and line with parchment ( baking paper) a 20cm spring form cake tin. (the Silverwood one is probably best Wink
In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add in eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Mix through the ground cardamom and sugar, sift in the flour, and mix well. Add the milk and vanilla together and stir until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and level. Peel core and slice the apples, and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Arrange the slices in a circular pattern on top of the cake pressing each slice slightly into the cake batter.

Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the tin for at least 10 minutes, then take out to cool on a rack. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Delicious served warm with cream

Recipe from Helen Jacksons blog

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