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1Total Time
20Prep Time
40Bake Time

Apple Cake with Pine Nuts

Celebrity recipe

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About the bake

Rosemary Shrager has shared her most loved recipe with us, her incredible homemade apple cake. So if you are looking for an easy and scrumptious Apple sponge cake, the search is over.

Warming, comforting and most of all mouth-wateringly great, this classic apple cake recipe has an added twist of a pine nut topping and is sure to slide its way into your families favourite bakes.

1Total Time
20Prep Time
40Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Heat the oven to 170C fan/gas mark 5. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm springform cake tin.

  2. Step 2:

    In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, until the mixture is pale and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Now gradually add the beaten egg and mix until fully incorporated and thick in consistency.

  4. Step 4:

    Fold in the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar and mix well.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour in the milk and vanilla extract and then mix in the cubed apples. 

  6. Step 6:

    Transfer the mixture into the lined cake tin, sprinkle with pine-nuts and the granulated sugar and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

  7. Step 7:

    When ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 mins in the tin, before turning out onto a wire rack and cooling completely.

  8. Step 8:

    Serve warm or room temperature with vanilla ice cream.


    • 70g Allinson's plain flour
    • 70g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 75g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 1 Large free range egg (beaten)
    • 40g Butter (softened)
    • 60g Full fat milk
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 0.5 tsp Cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 3 Granny smiths apples (peeled & cubed)
    • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
    • 4 tbsp Pine nuts

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