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Apple cake

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This traditional apple cake is an old but reliable recipe, serve with clotted cream. Next time you could try omitting the apple and cinnamon and replace with chopped dates and walnuts.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:11
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 125g 4½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined demerara sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • Water or fruit juice to mix

For the topping

  • 2 2 Apple(s) large
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Unrefined demerara sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Grease and line an 8in round cake tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, then gradually add the flour and baking powder and fold in with the liquid to a soft mixture. Pour into the  tin and spread evenly.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined demerara sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar
    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 125g 4½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
    • Water or fruit juice to mix
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Peel core trim, and cut the apples into quarters. Slice finely arrange on top of raw cake mix in rows.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Apple(s) large
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Sprinkle top with sugar and cinnamon bake for 25-30 minutes (check after 25 minutes to ensure it isn’t getting too browned). Slice into pieces and serve.

    Ingredients for this step