Recently I have been studying plant life as part of my science lesson. I’ve learnt about the different types of plants, plant life and plant reproduction.

Here's a diagram of the plant reproduction system

Here’s a diagram of the plant reproduction system

In plant reproduction there are four stages: pollination, fertilisation, seed dispersal and germination. In the process of fertilisation the ovary swells up and sometimes turns into a fruit.   I looked at a apple and the how the seeds grow inside. When I’d finished looking at it, I taught my sister how to make an apple cake.

Here’s the recipe, don’t hesitate to make it,  it is so good.




250 g self raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

130 g caster sugar

50 g melted butter

2 beaten eggs

150 ml milk


2 apples

15 g melted butter

4 tbsp demerara sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 200 c/ 400 f/ gas 6. Grease and line a 20 cm/ 8 inch cake tin. Put the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl.  Add the sugar.  Whisk the eggs , butter and milk, then stir these in too.

2. Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth the surface, then make a very shallow hollow around the edge.  Slice the apples thinly.  Arrange around the cake, in a spiral looks nice.  Brush with butter and then scatter with sugar and cinnamon.

3. Bake for 45- 50 minutes.

8 thoughts on “

  1. This is so exciting, maybe you can refresh my memory too of this botany. That book I have you should help with family identification too, I’d love to read it with you again.
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