150g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Juice of half a lemon
650g golden delicious apples, peeled and cored
Icing sugar or apricot jam to serve
Grease 26cm flan tin.
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla essence and then gradually beat in the eggs.
Sift together the flour and baking powder and fold through together with the lemon juice.
Spread mixture into the flan dish and smooth the top.
Cut each apple into quarters and with a sharp knife, score the curved side of each quarter. Press each quarter into the cake mixture core side down, arranging them in a circular pattern until the top is completely covered
Place on shelf position 2 and select Fan plus 160°C. Turn off rapid heat up.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until golden
To serve either dust with icing sugar or brush with warmed apricot jam.