Makes 12 squares
400g wholemeal self raising flour
200g soft light brown sugar
4 tsps baking powder
400ml plant milk (we used unsweetened soy)
150ml organic cold-pressed sunflower oil
2-3 tabs mixed fruit (those bags of raisins, currants, sultanas and sometimes peel you can buy in most supermarkets)
1 tsp powdered cinnamon
1 1/2 tsps mixed spice
2 large apples
- First preheat your oven to 180C and prepare a rectangular cake mould or tin.
- Wash, core and slice the apples; don’t bother to peel them. Set them aside.
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and mixed spice in a large bowl.
- In another bowl or jug, mix the oil, and plant milk.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and beat for about a minute.
- Spoon it into your cake mould and lay the apple slices on top. Make sure the layer is no more than one deep, or the cake might not rise so well. Don’t spend too long making your cake look fancy either;it’s more important to get it into the oven as soon as possible to ensure a successful bake.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, and slice when cooled. I’m not sure how this recipe would work in a round cake tin- I’d recommend a shallow rectangular one to make sure it bakes evenly.