Apple cake with an apple Rose
1kg of apples - 2 cooking apples and 1 red delicious ( peeled and diced); 1 cooking apple and 2 red apples of any sort (cut into wedges)
2 tablespoons of honey
150g yoghurt - vanilla flavoured
180g caster sugar
320g self raising flour
140g almond meal
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
60ml approx black tea - I've used twinings lady grey
Cut apples as directed above, place diced in one bowl and sliced into another, cover both with water (enough to cover) add a tablespoon of honey into each bowl of apples and stir.
Heat oven to 180c. Whisk eggs with sugar until pale, add yoghurt and mix until combined. Once combined add flour, almond meal and baking powder, when this has combined add the hot tea. Remove water from diced apples and tip apples into mixture and mix well. Pour into a buttered cake tin with a removable base.
Decorate the top of the cake with the slices of red and green apples. Bake at 180c for 30 mins, then lower oven to 160c and baked covered with aluminum foil for another 20 mins....I then removed foil and baked for another 20 mins