GINGERBREAD APPLE CAKE
115 gm butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
400 gram tin pie apple
preheat oven to 180 c. grease sides and line bottom of 24 cm springform tin.
using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.
add vanilla, egg and applesauce.
with mixer on low, beat in dry ingredients
spoon 3/4 mix into tin and place pie apple across the mix,
not quite to the edges.
place the rest of the mix in blobs over the apple.
cook for approx 50 minutes or until a skewer comes
cool in tin for 10 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
glaze if desired.
1 cup icing sugar
30 mls milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
mix all together until smooth and spoon over cake.
allow to harden.