Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one ring cake

675 g

500 g

15 ml

350 g

9 ml

5 ml

5 ml

175 g

150 g

225 g

5 ml


For the icing

115 g

1.5 ml

30-45 ml

Apples, peeled, cored and quartered

Caster sugar


Plain flour

Bicarbonate of soda

Ground cinnamon

Ground cloves


Chopped walnuts

Butter or margarine, at room temperature

Vanilla essence



Icing sugar

Vanilla essence


Method :
  • Put the apples, 50g of the sugar and the water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any lumps. Leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Thoroughly butter and flour a 1.75 liter tube tin.
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a bowl. Remove 30ml of the mixture to another bowl and toss with the raisins and 115g of the walnuts.
  • Cream the butter or margarine and remaining sugar together until light and fluffy. Fold in the apple mixture gently. Fold the flour mixture into the apple mixture. Pour into the tube tin. Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool completely in the tin on a wire rack, then un-mould on to the rack.
  • For the icing, put the sugar in a bowl and stir in the vanilla and 15ml milk. Add more milk until the icing is smooth and has a thick pouring consistency. Transfer the cake to a serving plate and drizzle the icing on top. Sprinkle wit the remaining nuts. Allow the icing to set.

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