Apple Christmas loaf cake

    1 hour 25 min

    Using unsweetened apple sauce gives this Christmas cake moisture and a natural sweetness. Garnish this naturally sweetened cake with desiccated coconut and toasted chopped walnuts instead of icing.


    Fife, Scotland, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 360g sultanas
    • 475ml boiling water
    • 250g unsweetened apple sauce
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons runny honey
    • 175ml vegetable oil
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:15min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a loaf tin.
    2. Soak sultanas in boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain.
    3. Combine sultanas, apple sauce, eggs, honey and oil; mix well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice. Pour into prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

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