Apple cinnamon cake

    50 min

    A buttery cake that comes together in minutes but tastes like you spent all day making it. Adding apples and cinnamon with brown sugar in layers makes this cake into an autumn delight. A scoop of ice cream is especially good with this cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 50g brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 135g caster sugar
    • 115g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 120ml milk
    • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 1lb loaf tin.
    2. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
    3. Beat caster sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
    4. Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into mixture until smooth. Pour half the cake batter into the prepared loaf tin; add half the apples and half the brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into cake batter. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

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    Made this yesterday in a round cake tin. Used apple pie filling instead of fresh apples. Also added cinnamon to the cake mixture. Cooked for closer to an hour. Was the most delicious and moist cake... Very yummy with or without custard!  -  05 Mar 2018


    lovely lovely moist cake so nice and so easy to make! maybe could do with a touch of salt to bring the flavour out a little more? Also - i did it on 160C fan and it needed 50 mins  -  13 Sep 2017


    I made two batches of this recipe. One I made just as written and it was delicious! The second one I made exactly as written with one substitution: I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of the butter. It too was absolutely delicious and the butter (and all those extra calories) was not missed one little bit. So I give this two thumbs up whichever way you choose to make it, but I will be making it with the apple sauce to keep it healthy and light but just as delicious!! If you want to take this recipe uptown just a bit, add some chopped walnuts - yum!!  -  24 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)