Apple cake with a twist

Apple cake with a twist


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About this recipe: At this time of the year the apple tree in my garden is dropping apples and I needed a recipe to use up the windfall. I didn't want to do the usual crumble or pie and decided to make an apple cake. This is recipe I found on here and altered to use up what ever I had in my cupboards. It went down a treat with the whole family and smells so yummy.

harribeth Surrey, England, UK

Serves: 10 

  • 6 medium apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 225g butter
  • 225g soft brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 65g desiccated coconut
  • 1 handful pecans and/or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (45g) bar Cadbury's® caramel chocolate (for glaze)
  • 2 tablespoons double cream (for glaze)

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 30cm cake tin.
  2. Place the apples in a saucepan over a medium heat with a little water, caster sugar and cinnamon. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to simmer and stew until soft. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Using a metal spoon fold in flour, coconut, nuts, drained apples and vanilla extract. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven to 1 hour or until the cake is risen, golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Gently heat the chocolate and cream in a double boiler or in a pan over barely simmering water and stir until melted. Smooth the glaze over the top of the cake. Enjoy!


You could change the recipe to suit what's in your cupboards however bare in mind that it is a moist cake so if you add wet ingredients it may take longer to cook. Great with a cup of tea!

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