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Apple and Walnut Cake with Cinnamon and Christmas Mincemeat

A simple tart yet one that is also thoroughly festive. You can serve this as a Christmas dessert, with cream, but it works as a cake, too.

You will need:

Lamb Brand Self Raising Flour 350g

Lamb Brand Caster Sugar 280g

Lamb Brand Icing Sugar 100g

Lamb Brand Walnut 50g, chopped

Lamb Brand Demerara Sugar 2 tbsp

Lamb Brand Baking Powder 2 tsp

Lamb Brand Cinnmon Powder 1 tsp

Apples 450g

Unsalted Butter 225g

Eggs 4

Christmas Mincemeat 4 tbsp

Vanilla Essence 2 tbsp

Juice of half a lemon

Vanilla ice-cream for serving 

All you have to do is:

1. Heat the oven to 180`c and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper.

2. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over.

3.Set to one side. Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth.

4. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples over the top of the mixture followed by half of the cinnamon and the Christmas mincemeat.

5. Carefully spread over the remaining cake mixture followed by the remaining apple slices.

6. Sprinkle over the remaining cinnamon, demerara sugar and the walnut pieces.

7. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.

8. Meanwhile, mix together the icing sugar with a little water to make a glace` icing and as soon as the cake comes out of the oven drizzle it all over.

9. Serve the apple cake with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.