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Apple Cake

125g butter, chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
3/4 cup milk
2 small FruitDirect Champion Apples, cored and quartered

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 20cm cake tin (round springform pan works best) and line base with baking paper.  Place butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and using an electric mixer, beat until light and creamy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after egg is added.

Sift flours over butter mixture, add milk and fold until just combined.  Then spoon mixture into prepared pan.  Thinly slice the apples and arrange in 2 circles on batter, pressing down gently.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Remove side from pan. Slide cake onto a wire rack to cool.