About this recipe:A moist apple, walnut and raisin cake is layered with a sweetened cream. It's a cinch to make and is perfect for birthdays or special occasions.
For the Cake
375g plain flour
400g caster sugar
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
275g apples, peeled, cored and chopped
120g coarsely chopped walnuts
For the Cream
475ml double cream
60g icing sugar
Prep:20min › Cook:45min › Extra time:3hr cooling › Ready in:4hr5min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
Using an electric mixer, beat flour, sugar, mayonnaise, milk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves together for 2 minutes. The batter will be thick. Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts.
Divide batter between prepared tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in tins on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.
In a large bowl, beat the cream with icing sugar until stiff peaks form. Use this to fill and ice the cake.