After being unable to bake for over a month it's such a relief to be able to leisurely enjoy making this apple cake. So simple and yet very gratifying to make. The cake came out tender and the apples were sweet and firm. I love this cake.
Rustic Apple Cake
50 g cake flour
50 g all purpose flour
70 g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
62 g sourcream
2 tbsp olive oil
grated zest of half a lemon
200 g apples (I used Pink Lady)
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tbsp muscovado sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 180 C
Butter and flour a 7 inch round cake pan.
Peel and core the apples. Dice one apple and the rest cut in thin slices. Set aside.
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 egg and whisk until creamy and light. Beat in sour cream and olive oil. Add in the dry ingredients just until moistened. Add the diced apples.
Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Spread the thin slices of apple on top of the batter. Scatter pats of butter over the apples and sprinkle muscovado sugar.
Cake for 30- 45 minutes.