I'm pretty sure there should be a rule that says that if a cake has fruit in it, then it's classed as healthy! Hehehe well maybe that might be going a little too far. But this cake does have fruit in it AND it is totally delicious!
The sliced apple and the berries keep this cake beautifully moist for a few days. It's packed full of flavour and is the perfect companion to your mid-morning cuppa. It's such a lovely and light cake... in fact, it's so good that you'll find it hard to stop at just one (or two!) pieces.
The best thing about this cake is that it is delicious served on it's own, or your can heat it up and serve it with a little custard or ice-cream for a totally yummy dessert.
Like virtually everything that is made in the Thermomix, this cake is oh-so-easy! You'll have it whipped up in no time at all!
- 225 g self-raising flour , sifted
- 165 g caster sugar
- 125 g butter , softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 125 ml milk
- 1 apple , thinly sliced (with the core removed)
- 120 g fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
- 3 tbsp raw sugar
- Thermomix Instructions:
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 22cm springform pan.
- Line the base with baking paper.
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
- Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together for 30 seconds on Speed 4.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add the eggs and milk and beat for a further 20 seconds on Speed 3.
- Add the self-raising flour and combine for 20 seconds on Speed 4.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Sprinkle over ¾ of the berries.
- Layer the apple slices in an overlapping pattern around the outside edge of the cake.
- Place the remaining berries in the middle of the cake.
- Sprinkle with 3 tbs raw sugar.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until the cake is cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Leave to cool in the baking pan for 20 minutes before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.