So, so easy.
Peel and quarter two large apples or equivalent, and chop into small to medium-sized pieces.
Add 2 teaspoons of rum or similar tipple (this can be omitted if serving kids—or make two smaller cakes so adults can enjoy the rum flavour!) Set aside.
Cream 120g of softened butter with 2/3 cup of caster sugar.
Add 2 large eggs, one at a time and beat well.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Sift 1 cup of plain flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt (use self-raising flour if preferred).
Pre-heat oven to 165 degrees (fan-forced) .
Fold everything together until just combined.
Pour or spoon into a square (20 cm) or round tin, lined with baking paper and greased.
Cook for 35 minutes, check and cover with baking paper at any stage to prevent too much browning.
Serve warm or cool with cream or custard.