Dutch apple cake

This is a light non-fussy kind of cake. It will remind you of a sponge cake but the ingredients are totally different. Perfect with a cup of tea in the evenings when your friends come over.

2 eggs

3/4 cup caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup butter

5 tblspn milk
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 cooking apple(green apple), peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Using an electric whisk, whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until the mixture is thick.I went for manual whisking as I don’t have an electric whisk in my kitchen. What you could do is, put the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the blender with the juicer blades on. Give it a few runs for about 2 minutes. Pour it all out into a big bowl and whisk it by hand now. Don’t worry if it still looks thin. It will thicken. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, then pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter so that there are no lumps of flour. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin and smooth the surface. Arrange the apple slices over the batter. Or you could even pour half the batter then place a few of the apple slices, pour the remaining batter and top it with the rest of the apple slices. Sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar and bake in the oven for 30-35 mins in 180-200C. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares and serve warm.
Very humble looking yet very comforting.

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