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Apple Cake made using fresh Duck Eggs

Apple Cake made using fresh Duck Eggs

This cake is the ultimate in comfort food. It combines the lovely flavours of apples and cinnamon and is ideal for tucking into on a cold winter’s day, accompanied by a hot steaming mug of tea!

2 Clongill Free Range Duck Eggs
3 large Golden Delicious apples
135g (5oz) light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
57g (2oz) butter, melted
220g (8oz) plain flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
113g (4oz) butter, at room temperature
250g (7oz) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
158ml (5 ½ fl oz) milk

Preheat the oven to 160Celsius (140c for fan assisted ovens).
Butter a 9 x 9 inch square tin. Peel and core the apples and then, slice thinly. In a large bowl, combine the apple slices with the cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter. Arrange the apple mixture in the greased baking tin.

Apple Pie made using fresh Duck Eggs

Apple Pie made using fresh Duck Eggs

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour in stages, alternating with the milk until just blended. Spoon the batter evenly over the apple slices, gently spreading to cover.

Bake for 55 – 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake, comes out clean. Invert the hot cake onto a platter and leave the tin inverted for 5 minutes. Remove the tin and scrape up any apple slices clinging to the pan and rearrange them over the cake.

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