Mrs Davey's Apple Cake

Mrs Davey's Apple Cake


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About this recipe: This apple cake recipe was given to me many years ago by a neighbour when we all had a surfeit of apples in our gardens.

HighSpeedMum Gloucestershire, England, UK

Serves: 12 

  • 450g (1 lb) apples
  • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
  • 55g (2 oz) margarine
  • 175g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 75g (3 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 25g (1 oz) walnuts

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Peel, core and thinly slice apples and cover with water.
  2. Rub together the flour, margarine, sugar and lemon zest. Beat eggs and milk together and mix with the flour mixture.
  3. Spoon half of the cake mixture into a tin, arrange half the apples on top.
  4. Mix brown sugar and spice together and sprinkle half over the mix in the tin.
  5. Put in the rest of the mixture, and top with the rest of the apples and walnuts.
  6. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 180 C / Gas 4.

AGA baking

Third shelf on bottom of roasting oven with cold shelf on second set of runners until golden. Transfer the now hot (cold shelf) shelf to middle of simmering oven and place cake on top. Continue to cook until a skewer comes out clean when you test it.

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Reviews (5)


This cake is easy to make and tastes wonderful. I used regular white sugar no lemon juice or nuts. I also didn't peel the apples as my famile like the skins on.The only thing that wasn't mentioned was the size tin that is used. I used a 24cm round baking dish which is about 1" high. The cake did go over the top a bit and made a bit of mess under the dish so put something under it to catch anything that goes over the top. Will make again but will use a dish thats slightly deeper. Will experiment until I get it right. Like I said it tasted great. - 24 Jun 2011


Really liked this recipe! Did it in a loaf tin which worked really well :-). It did catch a bit on the bottom (whoops!!), but really good to use up some homegrown apples! Didn't bother with lemon at all, and just put the walnuts on the top. Really pleased with it......enough sponge for a loaf tin, but have to say that if I was using a sandwich tin I would definitely have struggled! Well worth it, and only moments to construct if you haven't much time (although takes a while to cook!) :-) good luck and enjoy! - 08 Sep 2013


Lovely fluffy cake! I didn't add the walnuts or the lemon juice but it turned out great. Definitely making it again - 05 Sep 2016

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