Granny’s Simple Apple and Cinnamon Tea Cake

One of our team’s Granny’s favourite! With minimum fuss, this reliable and dependable delicious cake is one to share with a friend or ‘good’ neighbour and of course perfect with your favourite Madura brew.

What you Need for the Cake

65g butter, softened
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1/3 cup milk
2 small granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced

What you need for the topping

20g butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Blueberries to serve

To Make

PREHEAT oven to 160 C fan-forced. Grease a deep, 20cm round, removable base (spring form) cake tin – line base with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat/cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla together for approximately 5 minutes until very light and fluffy. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir in sifted flour and milk – spoon mixture into prepared cake tin. Arrange apple slices on top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand in tin for 5 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Brush hot cake with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon mixture, blueberries and serve warm.
Best eaten with a friend on the day it is baked!