Microwave Apple and Walnut Cake Recipe

Microwave Apple and Walnut Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm / 8 in cake

175 g/6 oz butter or margarine, softened
100 g/4 oz caster (superfine) sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
30 ml/2 tbsp golden (light corn) syrup

Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

175 g/6 oz self-raising (self-rising) flour
50 g/2 oz walnuts, chopped
1 eating (dessert) apple, peeled, cored and chopped
100 g/4 oz icing (confectioner's) sugar
30 ml/2 tbsp lemon juice
15 ml/1 tbsp water
Walnut halves to decorate

Method:

Cream together the butter or margarine and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, then the syrup, lemon rind and juice. Fold in the flour, chopped nuts and apple. Spoon into a greased 20 cm/8 in round microwave dish and microwave on High for 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover with foil. Leave to cool. Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice and enough of the water to form a smooth icing (frosting). Spread over the cake and decorate with walnut halves.

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