Sugar with Orange zest rubbed in, fragrant!
Recipe adapted from Wendy’s blog
Rustic Apple Cake
150 g plain flour
100 g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs (60G)
100 g yoghurt
4 tbsp melted butter (57g)
grated zest of one orange
300 g apples (I used Pink Lady)
1 tbsp butter (25g) cut into strips
1-2 tbsp muscovado sugar for sprinkling ( I used brown sugar)
Preheat oven to 160C Fan mode, 2nd level
Butter and flour a 7 inch square cake pan. I lined the sides too as I was using a normal pan.
Peel and core the apples. Dice 2/3 of the apples and slice the balance.
In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl rub together sugar and lemon zest. Add in the melted butter and beat until sugar has dissolved then add the eggs and whisk until creamy and light. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined with some flour still visible. Add the diced apples and mix again to combine.
Pour batter to the prepared pan and even out the top. Arrange the thin slices of apples on top of the batter. Next arrange butter over the apples and sprinkle sugar liberally over the top.
Bake in preheated oven at 160C Fan for 45-50 minutes.