If you have some apples lying around, then go ahead and make this delicious cake. You'll love it!
Apples : about 3 to 4 medium sized ones
Maida : 1 and a 1/2 cup
Baking Powder : 2 heaped Ts
Sugar : 1 and 1/4 cup
Butter : bout 80 gms
Milk : 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence : 1 Ts
Eggs : 1 No.
Peel and slice the apple into wedges.
Heat 2 Tbs butter on low flame, add 1/2 cup granulated sugar & stir constantly with a wooden spoon...
Till the sugar melts and forms this light golden syrupy liquid...
Warning: As soon as the light golden syrupy liquid forms, drop in the apples immediately. Do not delay (like I did fiddling with the camera), otherwise the syrup will crystallize and form a sticky hard chunk like toffee, and its difficult to work with that. You have to dissolve it again and use it.
Drop in the apple wedges and mix it up, till the caramel coats the apple pieces.
Cover and cook till the apples release their juices and become tender and everything is one gooey golden sweet smelling mess.
Grease and flour your cake tray, then line the bottom of the tray with this apple caramel mixture.
In a bowl add maida, baking powder, salt and the remaining butter and sugar.
Add 1/2 cup milk and mix it up well, till you get a smooth batter...
This batter tastes awesome by the way...
Add the vanilla essence and drop in the egg, then beat the mixture up again.
Pour the batter above the apple caramel mix and place the tray in the oven. Bake till the surface turns slightly brown and cracks... should take bout 30 to 40 minutes.
Isn't this nice.... evenly browned and cracked. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool down.
Slowly run a knife round the edges of the pan and flip it onto a plate. Ta daaaa.... This gorgeous cake is so good, the caramelized apples melt in your mouth and for an even richer experience try eating this cake with vanilla ice cream... simply scrumptious!
This cake is really good, I will definitely be making it again soon and I hope you will too. Have fun baking, eating and living.