Place all the apples in a large saucepan with the lemon juice, butter, sugar and cinnamon.
then pour this over the apples. Give them a stir then place the pan on a low-medium heat and cook gently, stirring occasionally. You want some chunks to be completely cooked through, but others to keep their bite. Once achieved, pop the compote into a bowl to cool.
beat the butter with a freestanding or handheld mixer until light and pale.
For the buttercream,
then add this to the butter in three stages, beating after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl from time to time.
Add the milk and vanilla to loosen the buttercream
and give it one
To assemble, use a sharp knife
to trim the top off all the cakes so they are flat. Spread a small amount of buttercream on a board or stand that is slightly bigger than your sponges and place your first layer of cake on top.
Place half the buttercream
ina piping bag, snip the end and pipe a circle around the edge of the first layer of sponge, leaving a 10cm space in the centre. Fill that circle with some apple compote and sprinkle with crumble.
Spoon the salted caramel into a piping bag
and cut the tip off, then squiggle it across the cake. Repeat until all the sponges are stacked. Your last sponge should be placed upside down on top.
coat the outside and top of the cake with a thin layer of the remaining buttercream. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set.
Using a palette knife, To finish, remove the cake
from the fridge and apply another layer of buttercream around the sides and across the top. Use any leftover buttercream to pipe around the edges of your cake.
Finally, place apple crisps
(if using) on top with more crumble and more drizzled salted caramel. Makes 4 This will make enough to fill four mason jars (pop them in the fridge to chill while you mix up the shake).
Put the ice cream and milk
into a blender or jug (if you’re using a stick blender), along with a generous slice of cheesecake and blitz until smooth.
Pour into four chilled mason jars
and top with whipped cream. Finish with another slice of cheesecake and some wafers. You could also try brownies, pretzels or lemon curd.
Meanwhile, make the compote. Mix the cornflour with 4 tbsp cold water using a fork in a small bowl,