The cake – was it still Herman? – was risen and browned with nice lumps of apple visible from above. But what did it taste like?
It was very nice, I hadn't used all the suggested butter and sugar in the final glaze and I'd say that was a good judgement call as I don't like my cakes too sweet. It was fairly full-bodied – not terribly light.
There was also a slightly yeasty taste about the cake but most of all it reminded me of Mr Kipling's Manor House cake, which isn't such a bad thing.