Saturday 2 February 2013

apple cake ......

apples, cake ... apples in a cake ... what's not to love ...
this recipe for apple cake is inspired by my mum and granny ... i grew up eating homemade apple pie ... made with delicious shortcrust pastry ... sadly i am not so skilled with pastry ... so i deviated a little and made an apple cake instead ...

it is quite moreish served with cream or custard ...
apple cake


300g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
85g butter, at room temperature
3 large eggs
approximately 3-4 tbsps of milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp of cinnamon
3 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
juice of 1 lemon


preheat oven to 180 ... grease and line a 20cm cake tin ...
peel and slice the apples thinly ... once sliced, pour over the lemon juice and set aside ...

whisk the eggs with the caster sugar until light and fluffy ...
mix in the butter and add the vanilla essence ...

sift the flour gradually into the mixture ... and fold carefully ... the mixture can be a little heavy ... if this is the case, add a couple of tablespoons of milk to loosen the mixture a little ...

pour half the cake mix into the tin and arrange most of the sliced apples on top ... pour the remaining mix into the tin and add the remaining apple slices ...

bake for 45-50 mins or until golden on top ... a skewer will come away clean when it is cooked through ...

allow to cool in the tin and enjoy ...
i always add cinnamon ... as apple and cinnamon are one of my all time favorite flavour combinations ... my brother hates it ... so if any of you are in a similar boat feel free to leave it out ...

happy baking ... xx



  1. oh bee.....such cruelty...i am trying to avoid such gorgeousness in a desperate attempt to touch base with my waistline again....drool on the is fruit after all.......must be good for me!x

  2. That looks so delicious! I'm quite unadventurous in the kitchen but shortcrust pastry is the one thing I'm not afraid of. I don't make it often but it's quite simple when you get the hang of it. I have however seen my fair share of disasters! x

  3. Oh Yum!! Like you I am a bit shy of pastry making...I think I'll tackle it one day...but in the meantime this looks like a delicious way to enjoy delicious appley goodness! Have a great weekend Bee. Rachel xx

  4. Looks so tasty! a cake is much better than a pie anyday!

  5. This looks delicious Bee! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)I love anything apple-ey :) Have a great weekend, Hazel x

  6. This looks REALLY good. Thanks for sharing, Bee. Apples and cake are up there for me too, and I would add cinnamon as I love the stuff.

    Gillian x

  7. Yum just what we need on a cold day like today..with custard..oh well there goes the diet!

  8. Word of the Day: Yum 8) Jan

  9. Yum....I am keeping this recipe, thank you!

  10. Apples....and cake...! Yes please! X

  11. Yummm. I love anything with apples! May have to getting baking this one tomorrow when the kids go back to school!

  12. This looks nice, my favourite food is apples. I pagemark all your receipes! I just might try this, it looks quite easy, Heather x

  13. Y.U.M ! Apple cake/pie/crumble - an all time favourite. Thanks for sharing your recipe :-)
    Happy weekend,

  14. Apple cake looks fantastic! Many thanks for sharing your recipe.
    M xxx

  15. That looks delicious!!! I doubt, if I tried it, that one slice would be enough!!!

  16. mmmm I could just eat a slice of that with homemade custard!! x


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