Apple, some cinnamon and raisins make a perfect combination and a cake the perfect way to incorporate all of these ingredients.
- 4 eggs, separated
- 150 grams plain flour
- 50 grams instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 packet of baking powder (15 grams)
- 200 grams white sugar
- 1 splash of vanilla essence
- 140 grams butter
- 1 full hand of raisins
- 1/2 big apple or 1 small apple
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1 tablespoon of white sugar
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Soak the raisins in some water in a small bowl. Cut the apple into small cubes and mix with the cinnamon sugar.
Mix the butter and the sugar until soft. You see I don't own a Kitchen Aid so I do a real work out when making a cake ;)
One thing that's great about Summer (or Summer temperatures) - apart from the fact that it's simply the best season of them all - is that when you make a cake and want to soften some butter and mix it with sugar, you can simply set the bowl on the garden table and within a fraction of the usual time it's soft and ready.
Add the vanilla essence to it and mix well. Add the egg yolks until incorporated.
Put the flour, baking powder and pudding mix to the batter and mix very well until no lumps remain. Then add the raisins (without the soaking water!).
Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently stir them into the rest of the batter.
Take out of the oven, let it cool completely and take out of the cake tin.