Thursday, February 25, 2016

Recipe: Almost Apple Pie Cake

I had a feeling I had published this recipe before, but I cannot find it in the archives so I must have imagined it. This cake is super quick and easy to throw together, and is versatile too. Serve it with tea in the afternoon or bake it of an evening and cut it warm in the tin and serve with whipped cream for dessert. It's delicious cold, too.

This cake is deep brown when baked, and deliciously fragrant. The crumb is light and buttery, mixed with tender pieces of apple, the spice of cinnamon and little bursts of sweetness from the raisins. Here is the recipe for Almost Apple Pie Cake.

Happy Baking! x

Exchange the butter for half a cup of neutral-flavoured oil (such as macadamia oil) to make this cake dairy free

Almost Apple Pie Cake

80g butter, melted
3/4 cup rapadura
2 eggs
2 cups self-raising whole spelt or whole wheat flour
1 tsp bi-carb
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins, currants or sultanas
2 cups peeled chopped apples of your favourite variety (approx. 3 medium)


1. Preheat oven to 180'C and line a round cake tin with baking paper.
2. In a bowl whisk together melted butter, rapadura and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined. (The batter will be quite stiff)
3. Spoon into prepared tin, smooth the top with a spatula and pop into the oven for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
4. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack or you can serve it after ten minutes if serving as a dessert.

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  1. OK you got me! Where do I buy rapadura? I live in sugar cane country up North but have never seen it in Coles/Woolies etc.

    1. Your can order it online from Bulk Whole Foods for a really good price :
      Or try your local health food stores. It's delicious and a little bit like caramel :-)

  2. This sounds and looks declicious Sarah! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  3. Looks delicious...gorgeous styling too Sarah x

  4. It looks yummy! I think that I will try the recipe. I followed you in g+ to don't lose anything. I have two giveaways in my blog, maybe you will like them. xoxo

  5. Oh yum. This might go on my weekend 'to do' list! xx

  6. Hi Sarah,
    I made this today, and it is just so very lovely! Delish!! Definitely will be making again :-)

    1. Hi Tania,
      I'm so glad to hear you liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know xx


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