We had some friends over on Sunday for afternoon tea & I was trying to think of something yummy yet not ridiculously unhealthy to bake…. I decided to upside down an apple tea cake! And…yummmmm! We ate almost the entire cake between the four of us adults (& the 2 toddlers assisted a bit too !)
Here is the recipe for this yummmmmm & so basic cake!
Upside Down Apple Tea Cake
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored & sliced thinly
1 heaped tablespoon butter (I used margarine)
2 tablespoons sugar (*I used raw sugar, many recipes call for caster or brown for the topping but mine was great!)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine (or butter)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup self raising flour (or 1 cup plain/all purpose flour+ 2 teaspoons baking powder)* no SR flour in Tbilisi!
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 180c (170c fan forced). Grease 20cm round cake tin- I like to do this with baking paper as it’s easier to flip out cake when cooked.
Place 1 heaped tblspn butter in pan and pop in oven until it’s almost melted. Add in 2 tblspns sugar and 1 tspn cinnamon and spread evenly over bottom of pan. Arrange slices of Apple over this mixture and pop Back in oven while you are making cake mixture.
In mixing bowl or with electric mixer, combine butter/margarine & sugar together until light. Add in egg & vanilla and beat well. Add half the flour and half the milk and beat well. Add in the remaining flour & butter.
Add the cake mixture into the pan with the apples, gently so you don’t mess up the apple arrangement!
Put in oven for 25-30 minutes, test with a skewer after 25mins, if it comes out clean, it’s done.
Take out of oven & flip over onto cooling rack or plate. When cooled you can sprinkle with a little sugar & cinnamon or just leave as is… And serve!
enjoy.. I’m off to attempt to make Georgian bread “khachapuri” today so keep an eye out for a post on that!