Apple & Cinnamon Tea Cake

What better way to enjoy your afternoon tea than with a slice of this delightful apple & cinnamon tea cake? With the tart flavour of apple and spicy cinnamon, we recommend serving with a pot of Soursop Green Tea or classic English Breakfast. 

3 large green apples peeled and sliced
80mL Verjuice
170g caster sugar
3/4 cup of Governor's Estate Coconut Oil
1 tspn vanilla bean paste
2 free range eggs room temperature
2 1/4 cup self raising flour
1 tspn ground cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1 tbspn icing sugar to dust

Grease a 6x6 inch spring form square cake tin, preheat oven to 180C.

Peel apples, remove cores and cut into eighths. Place into a medium sized saucepan with Verjuice and 1 tablespoon of caster sugar cover and cook over medium low heat until soft (about 20 minutes) but not mushy, set aside to cool.

Cream butter, remaining sugar and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition.

Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in sifted flour, cinnamon and milk. Spread half the mixture into prepared pan, Top with the apple and finish with remaining cake mix.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for approximately one hour until golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Dust with icing sugar, and serve with Rich Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.