Peel the apple and chop 1/2 into 1-cm cubes, and thinly slice the other half into 8 wedges. Soak the apple in salt water (not listed in the ingredients), then drain.
Put the ☆ dry ingredients in a bowl, and whisk together vigorously. Combine the ★ wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and mix until even.
Preheat the oven to 180℃, and line the cake mold with parchment paper.
Add the wet ingredients and the cubed apple pieces in Step 1 to the dry ingredients from Step 2. Mix together until even, then pour into the cake mold.
Arrange the sliced apples on top, then bake for 35 minutes at 180℃.
Once it is finished baking, cool on a rack, then serve. Since this cake is made without oil, wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love desserts with apples. I came up with my own recipe for this cake without using any oil.
Although there are many steps to this recipe, most of it just involves mixing and combining. Adjust the cooking time to suit your oven. As long as the wet ingredients amount to 200 ml, any variation or combination of them is fine.