Green Apple and Poppy Seed Upside-down Cake with Honey and Creme Fraiche

 

This cake is deliciously moist thanks to the syrup which sinks into it as it bakes. Sweet cinnamon, tart apples and gently fragrant honey offer a sophisticated and unusual flavour combination. I love the little black specks from the poppy seeds, which give the cake a subtle crunch, and tangy creme fraiche is the best accompaniment to a generous slice.

What you will need

4 tablespoons honey

1/3 cup water

3 green apples, skin still on, cored and finely sliced

150 grams butter

150 grams brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 organic eggs

50 grams ground almond

150 grams plain flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 tablespoons poppy seeds

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt

Creme Fraiche to serve

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