Apple and Spice Cake, South African

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Zurie

Quick and easy. You'll notice this is a muffin-type batter, but I prefer making this as a cake and serving it simply, in squares, with coffee or tea. It's also very good served with ice cream.

Top Review by Mirj2338

I love the flavor of the grated apples in this cake! I used a sweet local variety and didn't even peel them, just threw them into the food processor and grated away. I also ground the pecans medium-fine in the food processor. The batter is quite stiff, but makes a firm cake that holds up well under cinnamon honey ice cream!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C/350 deg F.
  2. Using a square cake tin of 16 - 20cm in diameter, grease it well, line the bottom with cake paper, and grease the paper too.
  3. Beat the egg in a LARGE mixing bowl.
  4. Add the grated apple, and toss well.
  5. Measure and mix well all dry ingredients up to the allspice.
  6. Mix the sugar, nuts and oil with the apple and egg in the large bowl.
  7. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  8. Spread the batter -- which is sticky -- in the prepared tin.
  9. Bake 45 - 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  10. OR fill 12 muffin cups and bake about 25 - 30 minutes.

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