Gran's Apple Tea Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by neoshibby

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.

Top Review by Kaybee 3

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a large cake tin with baking paper, and pre heat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, mixed spice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. 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.
  5. Carefully fold in dry ingredients, alternating with apple.
  6. Add milk if necessary to get a thick creamy texture.
  7. Turn cake into the tin, and top with apple slices (i like to make this into a nice pattern).
  8. Combine cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle over apple slices.
  9. Bake for one hour, or until cake springs back to the touch.
  10. I find this cake doubles well, although you need to be careful of cooking time. It also freezes well.

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