Second Attempt

This cryptically named cake by Richard turned out to be an apple and raisin cake which looked and tasted delicious. This is less than can be said for First Attempt, details of which appear in a special edition extended recipe report experience below. In the meantime, we note that Second Attempt was so appreciated that people who turned up too late or forgot to turn up at all were not, as is usual, taken a slice of the leftovers by friendly cake clubbers present at the main event, because second (and in some cases third) helpings ensured that there were no leftovers. Richard’s report follows.

60g cool melted butter
2 chopped apples (i used a pear too)
1/2 a cup of sugar
1 cup sultanas (i threw in a few dates)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
2 eggs beaten

Bake 1 hr 180

This is a good entry level cake for young bakers, or men like me who think they know what they’re doing, but don’t really. You’ll also notice that other cakes (e.g. the mocklerone) had enough butter and sugar for about 7 of these cakes, so if you have a lot of people to feed or plenty of apples this would definitely be a winner. I have to admit that i only just read the rules, so am regretful to let you know that it came from

First Attempt

My previous effort was to put 2 cups of stewed apples in a basic cake mixture and not measure any of the other ingredients. I felt that i was going to pull it off, but after a couple of hours in the oven started having some doubts. I left it for another hour and it was basically burnt on the outside and sort of wet sticky and tangy on the inside. I’ve eaten a bit, and only felt mildly nauseous but was told that i couldn’t really serve it to other people.

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