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Apple cake with slice removed beside a jug and some apples
40Total Time
10Prep Time
30Bake Time

Apple cake

2 Reviews

About the bake

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.

40Total Time
10Prep Time
30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Step 3:

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

  4. 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.


    • 125g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 100g Butter (unsalted)
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 100g Silver Spoon Light Brown Soft Sugar
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 50ml Water (or fruit juice to mix)
  • For the topping

    • 2 Apple(s) (large)
    • 1 tbsp Unrefined demerara sugar
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon

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