Every now and then you come across a recipe that you wished you’d known earlier in your lifetime. This happened to me yesterday. I needed to bake something to take along to an afternoon tea with friends. The catch was, I didn’t have any butter so I was searching high and low for a no-butter cake recipe. I came across this recipe for Apple Tea Cake and it took all of 15 minutes to prepare. So simple! I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake batter. I also mixed 2 tablespoons caster sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkled this over the cake about 10 minutes before taking it out of the oven. I didn’t have a large casserole dish to cook it in but used a spring form pan with a pizza stone underneath which I imagine would have a similar effect. It turned out to be a huge cake – enough for 10-12 slices. It was springy and sweet and full of apples. I’ve now printed the recipe and saved it in my recipe book for future referral, although I have a sneaking suspicion it is easy enough that I might just commit it to memory. If you ever need a cake in a hurry – this is your answer.