- 450g red apples
- juice of ½ lemon
- 200g butter, softened
- 200g golden caster sugar (can reduce to 180g)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 280g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- icing sugar, to sprinkle
- Heat oven to 160C/fan. Butter and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over, cinnamon powder & some sugar. Set aside.
- Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread 1/3 of the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers.
- Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Sprinkle over the icing sugar. Cut into bars or squares.
Recipe adapted from : http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2044/dorset-apple-traybake