Yesterday when I picked up the children from school I brought this cake for them just like my mum used to do for me. How can you ever forget mum's cakes?
I have changed mum's original recipe and I swapped butter for olive oil which would make any cake much lighter. Summer is on its way and we want to keep nice and trim!
I only put 5 tbsp of olive oil in the mixture, the apples will make sure the cake will be nice and moist anyway. This is not too sweet either. I have used brown sugar but you could replace the sugar for honey if you prefer. Honey changes the texture a little but it will be just as nice. My grandma always used honey in all her cakes, with grandad being a beekeeper she used to make the most of her delicious organic honey!
She thought that was normal, she never realized how lucky she was.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 45 minutes
In a bowl mix the eggs with the sugar, the oil and the lemon zest.
Peel and slice the apples into thin slices.
Add half of them to the bowl with the mixture and the flour; mix well. Add a few tbsp of milk, enough to make a smooth semi-runny texture.
Put the mixture onto a round greased baking tray (measuring approx 22 cm or 8.6 inch diameter) and lay the remaining apple slices on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cook it at 150C or 300F for 45 minutes.
Check with the toothpick if the cake is ready. If it is still wet inside leave it in the oven a little longer. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving (optional).
I am entering this to "Bake of the Week" hosted by Helen.