LUMBARJACK CAKE (FOR THOSE WHO WON’T EAT FAIRY CAKES)
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup of dates, chopped
1 cup of boiling water
1 teaspoon of bicarb soda
Put the apples, dates and bicarb soda in a large bowl. Add the boiling water. Let the ingredients infuse for about 10 minutes. While you are waiting:
125g softened butter
1 cup caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 & 1/2 cups sifted plain flour
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Then add salt and vanilla and mix.
Stir in 1/2 the fruit mix, then 1/2 the flour. Repeat this step once.
Pour mixture into a greased lined cake tin. Bake in moderate oven for 1 hour or until cooked.
Remove the cake from the oven. Spread the topping on the cake and bake at the same temperature for a further 20mins.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
2 Tablespoons milk
60g butter, melted
Mix all ingredients together until well combined.