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Caramelised Apple Sponge


  • 1 packet unsalted butter

  • 8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced (not too fine)

  • 385 gm caster sugar

  • 2 tspn vanilla extract

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 140 gm plain flour

  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon

  • 2 tspn baking powder

  • a pinch of salt

  • lightly whipped cream


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Melt 100 gm butter in a saute (or heavy-bottomed) pan and gently cook apples until they collapse.

  • 3.

    Then add about 200 gm caster sugar and 1 tspn vanilla. Stir well and cook until apples are tender and lightly caramelised.

  • 4.

    Cream 100 gm softened butter with 185 gm caster sugar using an electric mixer until lightly and fluffy.

  • 5.

    Add egg yolks, one at a time until incorporated.

  • 6.

    Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in another bowl using a wooden spoon. Then fold into the butter and sugar mixture, together with 1 tspn vanilla.

  • 7.

    Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and gently fold into the sponge mixture, a little at a time.

  • 8.

    Grease a gratin dish (or casserole) with melted butter, spoon in the apples and smooth the top. Cover with the sponge mixture and cook in the oven for about 45-60 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

  • 9.

    Serve wedges of the sponge with a good dollop of whipped cream.

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Posted by Donna121Report
always with the photo, haven"t you see puddings before?