Berry and Apple Cake

Makes 12 pieces

150 g soft unsalted butter
220 g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
250 g self-rising flour, sifted
160 ml buttermilk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large apples
300 g berries of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease an 8x12 inch (20x30 cm) baking pan. Line with baking paper.

Peel and core the apples, then cut into very thin slices.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs gradually, beating well after each addition. Stir in the buttermilk, vanilla extract and flour.

Spread half of the batter over the base of the baking pan. Arrange the apples on the top, then cover with the remaining batter. Smooth the surface.

Scatter with the berries. Bake 40 minutes (longer if using frozen fruit) or until cooked and golden.

When the cake cools down, cut into squares to serve.

Source: Ready, Steady, Bake
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