Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Apple cake

This is a cake that doubles as a pudding. I like to serve it fresh from the oven with cream or custard; the rest of the cake makes a tasty lunch, served with a mature cheddar cheese. Of course, it can also be eaten simply as a cake with a nice cup of tea!

What you need:
3oz/75g butter
6oz/175g caster sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
8oz/225g self-raising flour
1lb/450g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
1oz/25g candied peel, chopped
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, 180C or Gas 4. 
  2. Grease and flour a 9 inch/23 cm spring form cake tin
  3. Mix one tablespoon of the flour with the apples in a dish
  4.  Cream butter, sugar and orange rind until light and fluffy
  5. Stir beaten eggs and milk into creamed butter mixture
  6. Add remaining flour and apples to mixture, blending well with a metal spoon
  7. Turn mixture into prepared tin and sprinkle with granulated sugar
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until golden brown
  9. Enjoy!


  1. It looks lovely! I've saved the recipe as we still have apples from the garden in the garage so this would be a way to use some.

  2. Gosh that looks scrummy....I'm going to have to try it! :0)

  3. Hello, hello. I'll take mine with cheddar cheese, please. Visit me over at my place and have some ginger slice, though I don't know how to make it just yet :) P.S. I'm currently visiting my new grandbaby in New Zealand :)

  4. Cath, I hope you'll find it the perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee while reading. The book prize should be with you any day now, I'll be interested in hearing your expert opinion.

  5. Val, you'd better make two if you want to try the cold with cheese version. I expect your girls are good at demolishing cakes straight from the oven!

  6. Jodi, I'm sure you are having a wonderful time with the baby plus all her other devoted slaves. The ginger slice looks good and I hope you will be showing us all how to make it when you get back home.

  7. I've just printed out the recipe, this looks like my kind of cake. I can't wait to try it.

  8. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, Paula.

  9. Nan, it's a traditional cake from Somerset and quite delicious.


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