Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is one of my favourite cake recipes ever. It's so easy to make, I'm the world's worst cake maker and mine turn out perfect every time. I have substituted grated apple for diced as I find that the cake comes out much more moist. Feel free to change it back if you prefer. I also like to leave the skin on for texture, again feel free to alter as you see fit.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 75 g butter
- 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 2 eggs
- 2 -3 cups apples (diced)
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 2 -3 apples (sliced)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Line a large cake tin with baking paper, and pre heat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, mixed spice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add eggs, beating mix after each addition. The mixture may separate at this point, this is natural so either ignore it (as i do) or add a tablespoon of the flour mix to 'settle' it down.
- Carefully fold in dry ingredients, alternating with apple.
- Add milk if necessary to get a thick creamy texture.
- Turn cake into the tin, and top with apple slices (i like to make this into a nice pattern).
- Combine cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle over apple slices.
- Bake for one hour, or until cake springs back to the touch.
- I find this cake doubles well, although you need to be careful of cooking time. It also freezes well.
This is a very tasty and easy recipe. I used dark brown sugar which gave the cake a lovely colour, I also grated the apple used in the cake itself but next time I will try a tin of apple. Nice served warm with whipped cream for dessert.
Delicious and easy!!! I have made it a few times now. The first time I doubled the mix and made it into one cake and a few muffins. They all went down well!!!