Every second Sunday Sal & her hubby, Ash, host a F1 Grand Prix party as they follow the series round Europe. Inviting a small handful of committed friends and family each party is themed with a menu inspired from the host countries cuisine! Sunday night was Germany, and last week Maddy emailed in a recipe for a German Apple Cake – ApfelkuchenSal’s version of the Apfelkuchen
4-6 Pink Lady apples
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
280g unsalted butter, melted
5 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp demerara sugar
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm rectangular cake tin.
- Make a batter by combining caster sugar, self-raising flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the surface.
- Core apples and slice thinly (approx 3mm thick. Arrange apple slices over the batter, pressing them into the mixture slightly.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched in the centre.
- Remove cake from oven and immediately brush top of cake with honey and sprinkle with demerara sugar.
Tip: When lining the pan, have a decent amount of baking paper hanging over the sides so you can easily lift it out without turning it over and ruining the glossy, sugary top.
Credits: This is an adaptation of a recipe created by the team at The Chefs Toolbox Australia.
Sal’s Note: I added a light coating of caramel to the top!