This cake is beautifully moist and absolutely delicious. It does take a wee bit of time to prepare but is well worth the effort. And you can always just buy some stewed apple from Surplus Direct for cheap or a can from the supermarket if you don't have apples or simply can't be bothered making the apple jam. Or if you are super efficient like my mum, you have probably already stocked up your cupboards with homemade bottled apple!
So here is the recipe...
1 egg, separated
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Self Raising flour
125g butter, melted
3/4 cup frozen berries (Ie. blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, etc.)
Grease a 20cm cake tin and preheat oven to 180deg C.
Beat egg white until stiff then beat in egg yolk. Gradually add sugar while beating. Stir in milk slowly. Beat in flour and melted butter until smooth. Fold in berries.
Pour 1/2 of the cake mixture into the tin. Spread or just dollop 1/2 of the apple jam on top. Pour the rest of the batter over. Bake for about 30mins.
Turn out, brush with butter (optional) and dust with caster sugar or icing sugar. Serve warm with the rest of the apple jam and cream or ice cream. Yum!
*Apple jam - peel, core and chop 3 large granny smiths, green or cooking apples. Add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook slowly for 10mins, mashing as they soften. Uncover and add 1/2 cup sugar and a pinch of nutmeg. Cook for 30-40 minutes stirring frequently to prevent burning. Cool before use.