125g butter, chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
3/4 cup milk
2 small NELSON FRESH Royal Gala 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.