Six-layer spiced apple cake

    1 hour 20 min

    This luscious cake has six layers of goodness. Serve with whipped cream.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
    • 200g (7 oz) butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 750g (1 2/3 lb) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) buttermilk
    • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract
    • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) dried apples, cooked and mashed
    • 400g (14 oz) dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 dessertspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8. Grease and flour six 20cm (8 in) tins.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together caster sugar, butter, eggs, soda, baking powder, flour, salt, buttermilk and vanilla. Divide batter into 6 equal parts and spoon into prepared tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for ten minutes.
    4. To make filling: To the cooked and mashed apples, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, and mix.
    5. To layer the cake: Place one layer on a serving platter and spoon apple filling on top. Cover with another layer and repeat process, ending with a cake layer. Let stand at least 12 hours before cutting.

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    This was an amazing recipe. I altered it a little bit, but it won a cooking contest at a party!  -  18 Jul 2008


    This was an amazing recipe. I altered it a little bit, but it won a cooking contest at a party!  -  18 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is one fantastic, easy cake. I didn't, however, buy dried apples, I just peeled the apples, sliced, and cooked over med. heat until they mashed into homemade applesauce (while the cakes were baking). It is super easy, I am glad I have a powerful kitchen-aid, the batter is dough like and would be hard to stir!  -  20 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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