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Fresh Apple Cake by Annabelle White

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Annabelle White’s Fresh Apple Cake 

This cake is made in the tin in which you bake it! 


125 g butter

3 cups grated peeled apple

1 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp salt

1 cup sultanas

½ cup chopped walnuts



Butter generously the inside of a 23 cm cake tin. Line with baking paper. If you are careful with the mixing, a loose-bottomed tin will do. Melt the butter and let it cool. Peel and grate the apples by hand or you can grate them in a food processor.

Put them in the bottom of the greased tin and sprinkle the brown sugar over them. Then place the cooled butter on top. Mix well with a fork. Add egg. Mix well. Sift in flour, soda, spices and salt. Stir again. Add dried fruit and nuts. Bake at 180 deg C for 45 – 60 minutes. Test with a knife and if it doesn’t come out clean – cook a little longer.


Note: this cake also proves to be a popular and easy dessert. Just serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Leftovers disappear!