This is a really simple traybake using store cupboard ingredients which can be served hot with cream or custard or cold, cut in to squares for school break time or a coffee break. Make sure you have good quality vanilla extract – try Dr. Oetker. You can use cooking or eating apples – cooking will be a little tarter.
You will also need a 22cm square tray to cook it in.
- 3 apples (cooking or eating)
- juice of a lemon
- 225g butter
- 280g golden caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 350g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 20g demerara sugar
- Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a square baking tin (approx 22) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.
- Put the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Sprinkle half the apples over the top of the mixture, then put the rest of the mixture in, spread evenly and cover with the remaining apples.
- Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and bake for about 50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Cut into squares.