Perfect apple cake

    2 hours 50 min

    This delightful apple cake is perfect for afternoon tea or a picnic. Light, moist and full of flavour, this cake is just heavenly with some whipped cream or a little jam. This cake also freezes well, so good to have on hand in case of last minute visitors.

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    Makes: 1 apple cake

    • 255g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 255g (9 oz) soft brown muscovado sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 200ml (8 fl oz) vegetable oil
    • 300g (11 oz) apples - peeled, cored and diced
    • 55g (2 oz) sultanas

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 30x20cm (12x8 in) cake tin or line with baking parchment.
    2. Sieve the flour, salt and spices into a bowl and mix in the sugar. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and the oil. Mix until smooth then add the apples and sultanas. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before turning out to serve.

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    I made this cake today. I cooked it in 2 x 1lb loaf tins (easier to fit a slice in a lunchbox and easier to fit in the freezer). Next time I make it I will increase the amount of sultanas.  -  16 Sep 2013


    nice cake, will make again, but took too long in a 2lb loaf so outside burny.  -  14 Apr 2014


    Lovely recipe but after almost an hour I'm still waiting for it to be properly cooked!  -  20 Aug 2017