- Making time 45 minutes
- Preparation time 30 minutes
- Two cooking apples about 200 g each, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
- Two tablespoons water
- A little lemon juices
- 250 g white bread flour
- Two and half teaspoons baking powder
- One teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Half teaspoon ground ginger
- Quarter teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 150 g reduced-fat spread
- 175 g caster sugar
- Three eggs, beaten
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- Put the apple slice in a small saucepan with the water, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes until pulpy, put the remaining apple slice in a bowl of cold water with a little lemon juice.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, half the ground cinnamon and all of the ginger and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.
- Cream the reduced-fat spread with 150 g of sugar in a bowl, gradually mix in an alternate spoonful of egg and flour mixture until all has been added and the mixture is smooth, stir in the cooked apple.
- Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled 23 cm spring-form cake tin and spread the surface level, drain the remaining apples well and arrange the slices in a ring on top of the cake mixture, sprinkle with the remaining sugar and cinnamon, bake in a preheated oven, 1800C, set the timer for 40 minutes until well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Serve the cake while still warm, on its own or as a pudding with crème Fraiche, yoghurt or custard.