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Bramley apple cake

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2.833 stars based on 12 ratings

A family favourite with both children and adults.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 3 3 Bramley apple(s) cooking
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lemon juice
  • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 350g 12½ oz Self-raising wholemeal flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 2tsp 2tsp Baking powder
  • 225g 8 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • Unrefined demerara sugar to sprinkle (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4). Grease and line a rectangular 27cm x 20cm baking tin with parchment paper.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Peel, core and slice the apples into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and set aside until ready to use.

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    • 3 3 Bramley apple(s) cooking
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Lemon juice
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon half the cake mixture into the prepared tin and top with the apples. Spoon
    over the remaining mixture.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch. Leave to cool before turning on to a cooling rack and cutting into squares to serve.

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