Apple Cake

I serve this as a pudding with some custard in the autumn when apples are plentiful.  It doesn’t rise like a traditional cake so perhaps a pudding is a better way to think of it.


  • 115 g/4oz chopped dried dates
  • 90 ml/3 fl oz water
  • 115g/4 oz butter or marg
  • 170g/6 oz gluten free/rice/regular flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 170g/6oz sharp eating apples (weigh after peeling & coring)
  • 2 rounded tsp mixed spice/cinnamon
  • 2 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 115g/40z sultanas
  • Method

    • Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin or a 15cm/6 in deep sided cake tin and set the oven temp  to 170 centigrade or equivalent.
    • In a pan simmer the chopped dates and water on low heat until the mixture is soft and mushy and most of the water has been absorbed. Allow to cool.
    • Process the mixture with the butter or marg until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, baking powder, flour and spice and process again.
    • Add the apples and sultanas and process for a few seconds to combine. Don’t over-process. The mixture should have a soft dropping consistency, so add a little extra water or milk if needed.
    • Place the mixture in the baking tin and bake for aprox 50-60 mins or until golden brown and firm to touch.
    • Allow the cake to cool  for 5 mins and then turn onto a wire rack and remove the lining paper.
    • Serve and enjoy!
  • Source: Cooking without made easy


    1 Comment »

    1. wendipeters said

      I made this last night – although it did have a pancake-like consistency, it tasted delicious – will be making it again!

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