I just realised that I don't have enough cake recipes on here, I have two staple cakes that fill our family like nothing else,
My mother in laws apple cake
In theory perfect at this time of year when apples should be in abundance,
1lb cooking apples- I often use a mix of cookers and eaters
2oz raisins (optional)
1oz walnuts (never put in!)
40z sugar brown or white
5oz self raising flour
Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the sugar, flour then egg. Next add the peeled chopped apple and any of the other ingredients you fancy using.
Bake in a small spring form tin at about 180c for 30 minutes.
Zest of two lemons
6oz butter, sugar, sr flour
Juice of two lemons
31/2 oz caster sugar
Cream together the butter and sugar, add the lemon zest then the eggs with alternate spoonfuls of the flour. Combine, I bake mine in a shallow rectangular tray 25x18(ish). Bake at 180c for 25 minutes, Mix together the topping and when golden and cooked through pour over the hot cake.