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Apple Cake

Added by McDougalls Team

Apple Cake

A different way of using up those cooking apples during the autumn, creating a moist cake delicious served with Bird’s custard or crème fraîche.

At a glance

Preparation time: 12-15 minutes
Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

Serves: 8 slices


  1. Preheat oven to fan 160°C, conventional 180°C, gas 4.
  2. Grease and line the base of a deep 18cm round tin with baking parchment.
  3. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl, add butter, sugar and eggs. Using an electric whisk, beat together until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Stir in apple pieces.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and level the surface, arrange apple slices on top and sprinkle with demerara sugar and drizzle with melted butter.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from tin.
  8. Serve warm with crème fraîche.

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My grandson and his fiance are coming to dinner on Sunday and I promised to make apple crumble - his favourite. I think I'll now have to buy extra apples and make this for them to take home
Added by Susan Sheehan of Cambridge 26 May 2011 Report Abusive Comment
Merci pour la gentille visite, c'est un plaisir. Je découvre ton blog avec plaisir aussi . Bonne journée !
Added by Amélie Http://Latabledamelie.Blogspot.Com/ of Vosges - France 18 Feb 2011 Report Abusive Comment
pies seem to be the go-to dessert for apples around these parts, but i prefer an apple cake. the slices on top are such a lovely addition!
Added by G M of abingdon 05 Feb 2011 Report Abusive Comment


  • • 150g McDougalls Self Raising Flour
  • • Pinch salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 cooking apple – peeled and quartered, chop ¾ into small
  • pieces, slice the remaining ¼ thinly for decoration on top
  • 1 Tbsp Demerara sugar
  • 25g melted butter

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