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Cinnamon Apple Gateau

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Ingredients
  Eggs 3
  Caster sugar 4 Ounce (115 Grams Or 1/2 Cup)
  Plain flour 3 Ounce (75 Grams Or 3/4 Cup)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
For the filling and topping
  Eating apples 4 Large
  Clear honey 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Water 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Sultanas 3 Ounce (75 Grams Or 1/2 Cup)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Low fat soft cheese 12 Ounce (350 Grams Or 1 1/2 Cups)
  Low fat fromage frais 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Apricot glaze 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
  Mint sprig 3 (To Decorate)
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/ Gas 5. Grease and line a 23 cm / 9 in sandwich cake tin. Place the eggs and caster sugar in a bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk until thick and mousse-like. (When the whisk is lifted, a trail should remain on the surface of the mixture for at least 15 seconds.)
2. Sift the flour and cinnamon over the egg mixture and fold in with a large spoon. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Turn the cake on to a wire rack to cool.
3. To make the filling, peel, core and slice three of the apples and put them in a saucepan. Add 30 ml / 2 tbsp of the honey and the water. Cover and cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes. Add the sultanas and cinnamon, stir well, replace the lid and leave to cool.
4. Put the soft cheese in a bowl with the remaining honey, the fromage frais and half the lemon juice. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
5. Halve the cake horizontally, place the bottom half on a board and drizzle over any liquid from the apples. Spread with two-thirds of the cheese mixture, then top with the apple filling. Fit the top of the cake in place.
6. Swirl the remaining cheese mixture over the top of the sponge. Core and slice the remaining apple, sprinkle with lemon juice and use to decorate the edge of the cake. Brush the apple with the apricot glaze and place mint sprigs on top, to decorate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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