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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

British country apple cake

Traditional British apple cake, in country-style. Recipe taken directly from a regular British grandma's handbook. 

The cake it moist, cocoa and spice flavored, not too heavy, and studded with tiny apple pieces that make it taste and smell like heaven :)
P.S: We're proudly submitting this recipe for the second part of this month's Sweet Romania challenge. :)

Recipe source: here

Last year: Creamy potato and artichoke salad (very light).
Two years ago: Bacon and eggs breakfast with a fresh touch and Vegetable stock from scratch

Ingredients (for a 23 cm spring-form cake tin):
  • 5 medium eating apples (about 600 g)
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a bit of icing sugar and cinnamon for dusting (optional)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Dice the apples into 2 cm bits (discarding the cores).

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until pale, about 5 minutes. Add the oil and mix well again.

Mix the flour with the cocoa, the baking powder and the spices. Gradually incorporate them in the liquid mix until you have an even batter.
Add the apple bits and mix everything well.
Line the cake tin with some baking paper and pour the whole thing in it. Put it in the preheated oven:

Bake it for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted inside comes out clean. Take out and allow to cool a bit:

Remove the cake from the tin and transfer it to a serving plate. Slice and dig in! :)


  1. Hi Miriam, your apple cake is excellent. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it look really good.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  2. I do love a good apple cake! I would be tempted to make this as muffins or mini cakes so I could have one for breakfast or tea. I could scoff the whole thing myself I'm sure. :) Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    1. I'm sure it would work wonderful as muffins. Even as mini muffins. :)

  3. your recipes look amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I like your blog too. Thanks as well and see ya around :)

  4. Wow, how moist does this look, amazing and I'd love a slice right now :)

    1. I'd be more than happy to offer one to such a talented baker as yourself. Thanks for dropping by, I'm delighted by the visit of someone who inspires me so much :)


  5. Your apple cake looks very traditionally delicious with lots of apples.

    Nice to have stopping by at my blog. I'm now your latest follower and like you too at Facebook. Hope to keep in touch via blogging :D

    1. Hi Zoe, thanks for the visit and for the support. We'll definitely keep in touch! :)

  6. Oh, how I love apple cake! So moist and yummy!

    1. Hey Lizzy! We're happy you liked it. Thanks for dropping by :)

  7. Thank you for participating at the "Sweet Romania" challenge!
    Great recipe!


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