(Not that we ever need an excuse to bake a scrumptious cake...)
We got the recipe for this light, moist cake from G's Italian mother in law, or Nonna as we all rightly call her. It's one of many gorgeous recipes that have been passed down through the women in the family for generations and once you've tasted it you'll know just why!
300 g of plain flour
100g of sugar
100g of unsalted butter ( melted)
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 large apples
Preheat oven to 200C
Peel, quarter and thinly slice the apples and set aside.
In a bowl stir in all wet ingredients first then add all the dry ingredients making sure everything is mixed well.
Pour the mixture into a large cake tin then carefully add the apple slices, pressing each one down a little so that it is part submerged into the mix.
Decorate the cake with a few rounds of apple slices in a rosette pattern and finally dust with some confectioners sugar before placing it into the oven for about 30 minutes or until the cake starts to go golden brown and comes away from the sides of the cake tin.
One nice touch is to take the cake out just before the end of its cooking time and brush some honey over the top then pop it back into the oven for a few minutes.. It comes out with a lovely glaze and even more delicious!
Do you have a favourite cake recipe that's been passed down the family through the years? If so we'd love to hear about it!