Put the raisins in the yogurt, stir, and let sit for a while.
Cut the apple into 1/8 wedges. Dice 2/3 of the apple, by cutting the wedges into 4-6 bite-size pieces. Slice the remaining 1/3 of the apple, drizzle lemon juice (not listed) and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Brush the pan with melted butter (not listed). Put the ● ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Add the diced apples into the bowl from Step 3 and mix. Add the sifted flour and baking powder, mix into the batter, and pour the batter into the baking pan.
Place the sliced apples evenly on top of the batter. Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes, reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for 20- 30 minutes. (The cake is done when a bamboo skewer poked through the middle comes out clean.)
To add a glaze as in the photo on the right, dissolve 3 tablespoons of apricot jam into 1 tablespoon of water. The cake is delicious as-is but if you want to add the glaze, brush the surface immediately after baking.
Story Behind this Recipe
I simplified the steps of another recipe. No matter how many times I make this cake, it's always delicious.
Adjust the oven temperature and time according to your oven. It tastes best if you bake until the tips of the apples are golden brown. Remove the cake from the pan after the cake has cooled. You can add cinnamon, liquor (rum) to your taste, and it will be delicious too.