Eggless Cakes

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Eggless Cakes

Cakes with Fresh Fruits

Turkish Apple Cake.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4

Use a 12 x 9 inch/30 x 22.5 cm cake tin.

Line and grease the cake tin. Peel, core and slice the apples. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and beat until smooth. Sift in the flour and baking powder and work until the mixture becomes a soft, smooth dough. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.

Roll out each ball of dough on a lightly floured work top to the approximate size of the cake tin. Lay one layer of the dough into the bottom of the tin and press down gently. Arrange the apple slices over the dough and sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon and the icing sugar. Cover with the other sheet of dough and press the edges down gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a light golden colour, Remove from the oven. Serve warm or cold cut into 5 cm (2 inch) squares.

This is a particular favourite of the Kurds of the Dierbekir region in Turkey where some of the world's most beautiful and delicious apples are grown. Serve warm or cold.