Image: Apple cake

Apple Cake Recipe

Image: Apple cake


09 April 2020

This delicious apple cake is the perfect accompaniment to your mid-morning cup of tea, or for an afternoon treat. This recipe makes a 10-inch tart.



For the cake

  • 15 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 12 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 9 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cooking apples

For the topping

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3oz margarine
  • 1 egg
  • Cream to serve



The cake

Grease a 10-inch cake ring. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, oil, milk, eggs, baking powder and cinnamon to form a smooth batter. Peel and slice the apples thinly, then place in the dish, overlapping onto the batter. Bake for 20 minutes at 180oC.


In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and the melted margarine. Whip the egg white and add to the mixture. Pour onto the cake and bake for a further 20-25 minutes at 180C.

Top tip: serve warm and with cream.