Every household needs a comforting spiced apple cake recipe, best served warm out of the oven but also perfect cold or excellent with custard or brilliant with icecream (or I actually like it when it's still in the mixing bowl. But then there are not many batters and mixes that I don't find appealing)
Ah yes, comfort food. CF = lots of sugar and butter but then you aren't making it every day and eating the whole lot (or are you?)
1 cup castor sugar
8 ounces butter (love old recipes still using pre-metric)
2 beaten eggs
2 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
10 tablespoons cold stewed apple ( I just use as much as it takes)
Beat butter and sugar to a creamed mix.
Add beaten eggs (may look a bit curdled at this stage but no worries)
Mix through combined flour and spices.
Place half the mix in a lined tin. I use a 32 x 22 cm slice tin.
It is not a dry mix but it is thick so take your time to spread it out.
Spread apple evenly over.
Spread remaining mix over. This is tricky as it is thick but if you do your best, it will spread as it cooks and help your cause.
Moderate (180 degrees) oven approx 25 minutes. My oven takes 20-25 minutes so keep an eye on it so that it doesn't get too dry.
It is very fragile. Let it cool in the tin and it gives you better odds to transfering it without needing to call 000.