Meeks has decided to catch up with friends by posting her coffee and cake. I am missing the catch ups with friends too, usually down at the local coffee shop. So let’s chat over a morning cuppa.
I have used the tea cup my Mum gave me for my birthday.
The cake is a German apple cake, although don’t ask me why ‘German’ (the apple is obvious!) My friend, with whom I often have coffee, recently came out of the mandatory 14 day quarantine at a hotel chain, after returning form overseas. Each day she and her husband were given two pieces of fruit each. The fruit mounted up. They knew that it would be thrown out if they left it, so, brought it with them when they were released into the fresh air. I received a bag of apples.
I pulled out the Nursing Mum’s Cookbook, which is one of those fabulous cookbooks with every basic recipe you could ever want. The cake is very tasty!
If you would like to have your own coffee and cake, link your post to the comments on Meek’s page. It doesn’t have to be fancy baking, it is the chat that is important.
GERMAN APPLE CAKE
- 125 gm butter
- 90gm sugar
- 1 cup plain or self-raising flour, sifted
- 1 egg
- 3 cooking apples
- 2 tablespoons sultanas
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- juice of 1 lemon
Cake: Melt butter in a large saucepan, add sugar and stir until it is beginning to dissolve. Add flour and stir well, beat in egg. Grease a 7″ cake tin and using fingers spread a little more than half the mixture over the bottom.
Filling: Peel, core and slice apples, place half of these in layers over the cake mixture. Mix together sultanas, sugar and spices and sprinkle over apple slices. Cover with rest of the apple slices. sprinkle with lemon juice. Spread resining cake mixture on top, in spoonfuls.
Cook in a moderate oven for 45 minutes.