My goodness, its been a while since I’ve baked something, so I’m happy to share this moment with you. The sun was shining through the windows and the kitchen had a warming magnetism, and in my head I could hear a voice saying come on Yvette, get creative and make something delicious for morning tea.
So not resisting, I made something that I know the children love as well. The fruit bowl had an overload of apples, so the choice was easy Vanilla Apple Cake.
This my friends is a little something, petite isn’t it. It’s a Royal Albert petite china Christmas decoration. Design ‘Old Country Roses’. The little cup is actually joined to the saucer and has a beautiful ribbon with embossed gold calligraphy. Can you imagine your Christmas tree decorated with these and full of fairy lights.
I know you won’t be able to resist this apple cake, so read on for the recipe…
Recipe: Vanilla Apple Cake
125 grams butter
1 cup castor sugar
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup cornflour
1 1/2 cups of well drained cooked apples
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Peel and core about 4 to 5 apples. I used a mix of Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples. Cook on a moderate heat until softened.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, to get a more fluffy effect I do this by hand,the warmth of your hands gradually melts the butter combining and crumbling with the sugar. Add eggs one at a time ( make sure eggs are room temperature) ,beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted flours.
Spoon half the cake mixture into a round 25cm cake tin, and spread evenly over the base. Add hot apple, spoon remaining cake mixture over the apple. As the top cake mixture melts, spread it evenly over and through the apples. Don’t worry if you don’t cover all of it. I then cut thin slices of red apple and swirled a pattern on the top of the cake.
Bake in a moderate oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until cooked when tested. When cool sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with cream, custard or vanilla ice-cream.
This serving plate is Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’. I love the rose pattern and gold trim. And did you notice I also have official Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ paper serviettes. Just to finish off my morning tea table.
However, we had coffee with our Vanilla Apple Cake this morning, so the petite teacup was just on show. Taking front position on the serving tray, of course. The Vanilla Apple Cake was served in Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ dessert bowls with vanilla ice-cream.
My table was set with shiny Pink Lady apples, the perfume of freshly picked lavender and rosemary twigs.
This Vanilla Apple Cake is a wonderful recipe, fluffy, moist and just enough sweetness, and a beautiful perfume with the added vanilla. A wonderful addition to any morning or afternoon tea. Something special to share with friends.
Thanks for joining me today.
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Have a wonderful day, friends