Chris@rigdenage

Apple cake

6 oz soft margarine
6 oz soft brown sugar
2 eggs
6 oz SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 tsp mixed spice
2 tbs milk or water
6 oz raisins
1 lg cooking apple, grated or thinly sliced

Cream marg and sugar together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add dry ingredients, and raisins, and beat until smooth, adding a little milk or water if required.

If making by the 'one-bowl' method, mix dry ingredients together, add raisins, fork in marg and then beat in eggs and milk. (Best with Premium SR cake flour.)

Grease and flour a 7"x10" baking tin (or two 1lb loaf tins). Spread half the batter evenly on the bottom of the tin. Follow this with the layer of apple, then the rest of the batter. Sprinkle with Crumbly Topping or some flapjack mixture, and bake in a preheated oven (Mk 5/375°F/180°C) for about 45-50 minutes, or until done.

Alternatively, bake in two 1 lb loaf tins for about 40 minutes.

Cool in the tin, and serve warm or cold with custard, cream, or icecream.