When Sainsbury’s delivered my groceries the other day and replaced the six eggs I ordered with 18 of them, the first thing that popped into my mind was: ‘Well, I’ll have to do a lot of baking in the upcoming weeks’. And so I did. Ok, ok, to be completely honest, most of them ended up on my avocado toasts I am currently slightly obsessed with, but I did manage to make a yummy apple tea cake. I’ve been trying out the recipe for the very first time myself, and I’m glad things turned out the way they were supposed to. As always, you can find the recipe below along with the video.
200 g of plain flour
150 g of icing sugar
50 g of white sugar
1/2 a pack of baking powder
200 g of butter
First make sure you have two bowls to separate eggs whites from egg yolks. Once you have them separated, start beating the egg whites into snow. I highly suggest you to go buy an electrical mixer in case you don’t have one, because I was doing it the old fashion way and my arm almost fell off. Anyway, half way through, add 50 g of white (or brown) sugar into that same bowl and keep on beating until you get a creamy consistency.
In another bowl, beat the egg yolks, add 200 g of butter and 150 g of icing sugar. Mix everything together (I used a fork) and then add 200 g of plain flour, half a pack of baking powder and the snow from bowl number one. This is when you’ll have to get your hands dirty in order to mix together everything into one sticky but delicious mess. And yes, I did eat some before I poured the mixture into a baking dish, haha. Once it’s in there, spread it evenly.
Now peel the apples, remove the seeds and grate them. The apples, not the seeds, obviously. Once you’re done, sprinkle the apples on top of the batter, heat the oven to 180/200°C, and pop the dish in there for about 45 minutes. When you take it out, you can also sprinkle some icing sugar on top for an even sweeter taste and more calories. Enjoy!