This was a really good recipe for Apple Cake. I have tried loads of others, but they are not the same. The M & S Recipe was simple but delicious. Unfortunately, I have mislaid the book over the years.
6 cooking apples
250g butter + a little for greasing the cake tin
250g caster sugar
200g SR flour
1 good pinch salt
Preheat oven to 700°F (210°C), grease a deep 28 cm cake tin.
Peel the apples and cut into quarters, removing core and pips. Cut each piece lengthways, into three or four.
Melt 50g butter in a pan and saute apples on both sides. Once they are soft, sprinkle with 50g caster sugar then brown, without caramelising. Arrange evenly in cake tin.
Gently melt the rest of the butter.
Beat eggs and sugar with an electric whisk, until you have a moussey consistency. Continue beating as you add the melted butter and cream.
Mix flour and salt together, add to mixture and continue to beat. Once you have an even paste, pour over apples in cake tin.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes once out of the oven, then turn out onto a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.
Serve cake caramelised apple-side up, with custard.
i’ve got a Marks pudding recipe book in front of me – but it only has Apple Upside Down Cake…is that the one you mean?
700g/1lb 90z cooking apples
250g/9oz caster sugar
25g/1oz flaked almonds
25g/1oz hazel nuts, lightly toasted & ground
125ml/4fl.oz double cream
1/2 tsp. ground mixed spice
150g/51/2oz self raising flour, sifted
double cream to serve.
preheat oven to 180degC/350odegF/gas mark 4
bring large pan of water to the boil. peel & core the apples, cut into slices, then add them to the pan with the cloves.
lower the heat & simmer for 5mins, then remove from the heat, drain well, discard the cloves…leave the apple to cool a little.
grease a 20cm/8inch diameter cake tin with butter. arrange the cooked apple sslices over the bottom of the tin & sprinkle over 2tbspns of the sugar.
in a seperate bowl, cream together the remaining butter and sugar. gradually mix in the eggs, then the nuts, cream, milk and mixed spice.
gradually beat in the flour until smooth. spread the mixture evenly over the apples, then bake the cake in a preheated oven for about 40mins until golden.
the cake is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minute then turn out onto a serving plate. serve hot with double cream!
wow…this had made me hungry…if you make it – please send me a slice!! – lol!!
A king cake is a type of cake associated with Christmas traditions in a number of countries, and in other places with Carnival. It is popular in Christmas season in the area of France (galette des rois), Portugal (Bolo Rei), Spain (Roscón de Reyes), Catalonia (tortell), Greece (vasilopita) and Bulgary (banitsa).
Marks And Spencer Recipe Book