Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Teatime treat - Apple and Sultana Cake.

We've had a good crop of eating apples this year
from the trees espaliered against the garden wall.

As a thank you for staying home with the dogs, whilst I swanned off to Paris last week, I baked an apple and sultana cake to make teatime a little bit special for the Senior Partner.
(he's partial to fruit cake) 

It's a very simple cake to make, especially if you have a KitchenAid Mixer.

350g self raising flour
150ml sunflower oil
175g golden brown sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
1tsp ground cinnamon
75g golden sultanas
3 medium sized eating apples (peeled, cored and diced into small pieces).
Preheat oven to 180C /350F/Gas 4
Lightly grease and base line a 21cm/8" deep cake tin.
Pour the sunflower oil into a bowl - add the sugar and beat together until well blended.
Gradually beat in the eggs until the mixture has increased in volume, then add the sieved flour and cinnamon and stir gently into the liquid, until fully incorporated.
Add the diced apples and sultanas and mix well, don't worry if the mixture is stiff.
Transfer to the baking tin and bake for about an hour or until golden brown.
Check for doneness by testing with a wooden skewer, if any uncooked mixture sticks to the skewer, continue to bake the cake for a further 10 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
Leave in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack until completely cool.

Linking this post to Weekend Cooking @ Beth Fish Reads
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The Mozza Cookbook
 Nancy Silverton


  1. Thanks for this reciepe, we have many apples here....
    Have a nice day,

  2. That sounds good - I like a fruitcake too. I hope that the SP thinks that a cake is enough compensation for missing a day in Paris!....although a woman's day in Paris and woman's day in Paris can be different enough that a fellow might think he'd got the best end of the stick!

  3. This looks delicious Maggie and perhaps I might make one in the near future. Have a good week!

  4. OH wow, this sounds delicious and it looks like an easy recipe. MUst write it down.

  5. How delicious this looks!! I could have something baked with apples everyday!! Thanks, Maggie!


  6. Maggie, it looks delicious!! I LOVE fruitcake and this one looks easier than some of the other fc recipe's I have.

  7. Looks delicious. I'm sitting here dreaming of our recent shared afternoon teas. Lovely, absolutely lovely!

  8. Ummmmmm...I can smell this cake all the way in Alabama *I wish*

    Ricki Jill

  9. We came home from the orchard last week loaded with apples, so I have been scouting about for great apple recipes; thanks for this one!

  10. Yum! Apple cake! That sounds great!

  11. Perfect! I live in the heart of apple country and have access to several family-run apple farms. I'm adding this to my recipe list. Now if only *I* were headed off for Paris for a couple of days. :)

  12. reminds me it is time to make my Christmas fruit cake soon...

    this looks a great deal easier in the meantime. Yum!!

  13. We still have plenty of apples after our apple-picking adventure a couple weeks ago. Your recipe looks delicious!

  14. This looks incredible! Just perfect for fall munching!!! :)

  15. Yes, this looks like a real winner. Love apple cake and will be making this next week.
    Happy Weekend

  16. That looks delicious - and a what a pretty dish to serve it on.

  17. Oh boy, does this sound good! Thank you.

  18. Mmm, apple and sultana's in a cake, perfect for autumn! I love cakes that are a bit moist and sweet.


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