Apple Tea Cake

 

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 1 hour

Serves 8

185 g butter

2 tspn grated lemon rind

2/3 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

1 cup SR flour

cup plain flour

1/3 cup milk

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered

 

For the glaze:

1 tblspn water

15 g butter

cup caster sugar

tspn ground cinnamon

 

Grease a 20cm cake tin and preheat the oven to 175C. Cream the butter, lemon rind and sugar with an electric beater until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating until fully combined. Stir in flours and milk. Pour into prepared tin. Remove cores from the apples and cut into slices. Arrange apples around the edge of the cake. Bake in preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes.

 

To make the cinnamon glaze, place all the ingredients together in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes. When the cake is done, remove from the oven, un-mould onto a wire rack after about 5 minutes and brush the warm glaze over the cake and serve.