Apple and blueberry loaf

    1 hour 20 min

    A humble apple and blueberry loaf cake, glazed with warm apricot jam. A gorgeous accompaniment to afternoon tea, still warm from the oven.


    Wiltshire, England, UK
    31 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 125g unsalted butter, cubed
    • 175g golden caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 2 apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced (green apples work best)
    • 125g blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons apricot jam

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

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment or a loaf tin liner. (A liner works best with this recipe as lifting the finished loaf out can be tricky!)
    2. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, add the butter, and rub together with your fingers until it has the texture of breadcrumbs and there are no large lumps.
    3. Add the sugar and eggs and mix again using a large spoon until smooth.
    4. Spoon half the batter into the prepared loaf tin and scatter with half the apples and half the blueberries. Pour in the remaining batter and arrange the remaining apples and blueberries over the top.
    5. Bake in the centre of the oven until risen and firm to the touch, about 1 hour. When the loaf is cooked, a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake will come out clean.
    6. Near the end of the cooking time, heat the apricot jam in a small pan over a low heat or in a microwave dish, to soften it. As soon as the loaf has been removed from the oven, brush the jam over the top with a pastry brush.
    7. Allow the loaf to cool in its tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
    8. Serve still warm or wait to cool completely.


    Keep any uneaten loaf in an airtight container or clingfilm for up to 3 days at room temperature.

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    This cake is perfect and delicious, I love this recipie. It's even nicer warm and with a bit of cream! I put one apple chopped on top and left out the blueberries. I used granulated sugar aswell and I didn't have grease proof paper, I just used butter to grease the tin. Very quick and simple, I had a four year old help me! At first I thought it didn't make a lot of batter but it turned out perfectly. The apples did go a bit brown but the cake was golden so I just put a bit of icing sugar on top. By the end of the cooking time I changed the gas mark to 6 to speed it up. I left it in the warm oven to come back for another warm slice!  -  28 Aug 2016


    Lovely cakey loaf that is easy to make! I did omit the apples on the top as they tend to burn.  -  13 Oct 2013