You will see this is a little dark on the top. That will happen if you try to bake a cake on fan grill. It didn't detract from the taste.
Nor did my first attempt at making baking powder and not quite getting the ingredients correct. Heidi has a recipe for baking powder in her book Super Natural Cooking , a gift I received from the kind and lovely Sam. Mistakenly I had purchased tartaric acid instead of cream of tartar.
As the cake tasted perfectly alright I guess it didn't matter.
This cake is dedicated to my new friend Rossella over at Ma Che Ti Sei Mangiato in Italy. Rossella is celebrating a year surviving a stroke. It was on the 3rd March 2007 Rossella suffered a stroke...and she is only 30 years
old young. Rosella would like everyone to help her celebrate a year on with her blog event An Apple A Day .
My apple recipe is an apple cake from Clotildes Chocolate and Zucchini cookbook . Her original recipe using pears is called Gateau de Mamy and can be found here. I added a sprinkling of cinnamon in with the icing sugar to comply with Rossella's rules.
You have until 3rd March to help Rossella celebrate with a recipe featuring apples.