- STEP 1
Pre-heat the oven at 180 C.
- STEP 2
In a bowl work the butter to a creamy consistency (an electric mixer would make it easier). Gradually add the sugar, eggs, vanilla essence, salt, juice and zest of the lemon. Incorporate well then add the flour, the cornflour and the raising agent. Stir well and add the milk.
- STEP 3
You should get a mixture which falls heavily from the spoon, not to runny, not too thick.
- STEP 4
Pour it all in a round cake tin.
- STEP 5
Peel and slice the apples into quarters, scrape them with a fork and lay them on the cake.
- STEP 6
Put the cake on the lower rack of the oven and cook for about 45 minutes.
- STEP 7
Switch the oven off, take the cake out but leave the oven door shut.
- STEP 8
Stir the jam with the hot water and when the cake is cooked spread it all over it and put it back into the hot oven for 5-10 minutes.