Saturday, 13 March 2010

Apple Cake

I am a firm believer that a recipe never needs a much oil/butter as the instructions claim. The original recipe called for 150ml of oil, I reduced it to 100ml and the cake still came out lovely! Win for me! My cake baked for almost an hour before it was ready.

Apple Cake


  • 2-3 Apples
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Honey(I used syrup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar


  • 4 eggs
  • 200g Sugar
  • 100ml Oil
  • 250g Cake Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

  1. Chop apples finely, mix with honey, cinnamon and sugar and leave for 30 minutes
  2. Beat sugar and eggs until fluffy.
  3. Add oil, sift in dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drain the apples, reduce the liquid to a syrup in a pan.
  5. Pour batter into greased 25x30cm pan. Sprinkle the apples on top of the batter. Lastly drizzle the syrup over the apples.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celcius for 30 minutes.

The kitchen unfortunately is not a very pretty place for taking pictures, outside is much nicer!


  1. Hi Jess, I found a apple crumble recipe that is fabulous, must have a baking ritual again and soon!!! O, and I actually attempted my own koeksisters and it wasn't bad! See you soon - Grethe

  2. Can't wait for you to get back! Then we can try your new recipe and bake cake and be silly :D

  3. Erm.. hi... I was just trying this recipe out...
    But your ingredients' list doesnt mention any sugar for the cake, but in the recipe you say to beat the sugar and eggs till fluffy...
    How much are we supposed to add then?

  4. Hi Anonymous, geez what a noob mistake, leaving out an ingredient! I fixed the recipe, thanks for letting me know!