Thursday, March 24, 2011

thursday baking - apple spice cake

This delicously spiced cake was baked by our Aunty Marg, who kindly delivered a chunk of it at morning tea yesterday, along with a copy of the recipe. What a perfect cake to bake in autumn; it will be the next thing I bake. It is quite a humble kind of cake, and would be nice served warm as a pudding with a dollop of cream, or as is with a cup of tea.

Apple Spice Cake

2 cooking apples
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c flour
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 c sticky raisins (soak in boiling water while you mix the other ingredients)
4 oz butter (113g)
1/2 c walnuts

Peel, core and dice apples, sprinkle with sugar. In a large bowl melt the butter and beat egg into it, then add the apples. Sift in the dy ingredients and stir well. Finally stir in the raisins and walnuts. Pour into a lined tin and bake at 180c for 50-60 minutes*. Leave to cool before removing from the tin. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

* I have since made this cake, I baked it in a 20cm square cake tin and found it cooked in just 35-40 minutes on fanbake.


  1. I think my Mum has the exact same recipe! She often serves it up as dessert, baked in a flan dish. Although she calls it a slice - does that make it healthier than a cake?! I love it slightly frozen, sprinkled with icing sugar, and when being really indulgent, with a scoop of ice cream as well!!

  2. Lovely girls, I have just pulled my own apple cake out of the oven, which I am going to post about tomorrow. In the meantime, I've got a post for you all here:

  3. Ooh, a perfect cake for the season! And there's something so lovely about a handwritten recipe passed on by a friend or family member :)

  4. Yum. This is looks delicious. Apple cake is the best!


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