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Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Cake

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Serves 6

Delicious cake with big chunks of apple and a sprinkling of cinnamon

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  • 125g sugar plus 1tsp for sprinkling
  • 250g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 50g butter, diced
  • 3 or 4 apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 100ml milk
  • sprinkling of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


    1. Preheat your oven to 175C. Place the sugar and sifted flour into a large bowl along with the butter, apples a sprinkling of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
    2. Then mix the egg and milk and pour into the bowl then combine.
    3. Grease a cake tin (preferably a circular one) and pour in the mixture (which should be fairly wet).
    4. Bake for 35 mins before removing from the oven and sprinkling over the sugar and cinnamon then return to the oven for 10 mins more.

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Sandra Smith
27th Nov, 2018
It doesn’t work! I have never baked before, but this looked simple. Half way through I realised there were too many apples and not enough wet ingredients. It doesn’t say if you blend, rub or stir the ingredients together. I could barely fit everything into the bowl. I ended up having to read other apple cinnamon cake recipes to fix the problems. DO NOT TRY THIS RECIPE!
17th Sep, 2017
I added another egg an a touch more milk. Baked for about 50mins in fan oven. It turned out well but slightly dense. Very tasty.
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26th Sep, 2016
My mixture wasn't as wet as expected and it cooked within the first 35 mins without the extra 10 but was delicious.. Lovely crisp sweet outside and still moist in the middle. Saved for a perfect autumn/winter dessert.
7th Aug, 2016
I loved this cake! It wasn't 'wet' like the method said, and I added WAY too much apple because I was using quite large ones, but I left the mix as it was, baked it for the time that it said, and whilst it was a little on the dry side, it went down really well with my family :)
18th May, 2016
I made mini muffins using this recipe - just used a 500g tub of homemade apple sauce instead of chopped apples and swapped coconut oil for the butter. With some added vanilla and almond slivers on top, these came out stunning. And only took ten minutes to bake at 170. Suggest those who don't want to wait long, make muffins instead of a whole cake!! Delicious and very moist.
21st Feb, 2016
Didn't work for me. I cooked it for an extra 25 mins but it was still underdone
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Sabine a
19th Jun, 2014
Easy & Yummy ;) love this combination!!! Baked this cake twice this week, first time as above and 2nd time using 2 big red apples and for a healthier alternative I used brown sugar instead of white sugar :) if you have not tried it yet, don't delay, it's totally worth it!!!! :D Good Luck :)
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5th May, 2014
What size cake tin? - this is essential to know especially when baking!!!
20th Jan, 2014
Fabulous cake. Very quick to make. I used gluten free flour, as I am gluten intolerant, and coconut palm sugar to reduce the GI. As others have said, it needs more liquid, so I added an extra egg (2 large eggs In total) and the cake turned out perfectly. So good, you wouldn't guess it was gluten-free. The only other thing I would change in future is to add a little extra cinnamon as, although I sprinkled some into the mixture, and on the topping, you couldn't really taste it.
12th Dec, 2013
Tried this recipe this afternoon. I included 2 medium eggs instead of 1 large one. Only had two apples left in the house so I added a mashed banana to the mix. I also used a mix of white and soft brown sugar as I had run out of the white. Came out GREAT! I'll definitely be trying again. Probably next time I'll add another banana and sultanas / raisins - and maybe some more milk. Only thought of sultanas after I'd baked it. I think they'd go well with this cake. Oh I also added a teaspoon of vanilla essence! Delish :) Cake cooked VERY quickly - probably because the tin I used was somewhat wide and so the cake wasn't very deep. All in all a very nice cake and results are great for such little effort.


8th Sep, 2017
What size cake tin please?
4th Nov, 2016
Does this recipe work with cooking apples?
Roy Leett
3rd Oct, 2015
Why can't I print the ruddy recipe
6th Feb, 2014
I used this recipe but made it into 12 cupcakes rather than a loaf cake. Cooked them for about 25 mins on 170 degrees fan. I followed others advice and used two medium eggs and a teaspoon of cinnamon. I grated three apples and diced the other one which gives them a nice texture. Delicious!