Easy apple cake recipe

Avg. user rating

Rate this recipe

Prep time:

Cook time:

Serves: 12

By sallycat

(5 Votes) 7


  • 150g brown sugar

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 300g flour

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 2 eggs

  • 200g sultanas or raisins

  • 150g butter

  • 100g walnuts chopped

  • 4 apples or pears


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Melt the butter and allow to cool.
  3. Grate the apple into a bowl, add the sugar and butter and mix well.
  4. Add the egg and mix well.
  5. Sift all dry ingredients together, add to the bowl and mix well. Finally, fold in the fruits and the nuts.
  6. Pour into a prepared cake tin and bake for 45-60 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the cake tin for 5 minutes and then place on a cooling rack.

Handy Hint

The perfect apple cake recipe when you have a glut of apples from the garden

Additional Information

  • cake

  • apple

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Autumn

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Dairy Free

Avg. user rating:


Rate this recipe

Your comments

  • 09/10/13 08:50

    What size tin??

  • Seoulsister 27/08/13 10:13

    Brilliant; Needing to use the apple glut from my tree, I have used this to family applause. Because I have had to carve up some apples I have probably overcompensated with more, but it has been wonderfully soft and tasty .

  • shodatin 13/09/11 00:21

    I peeled and chopped apples then added walnuts to decorate top before cooking. Friend said "best cake ever"!

  • Fillybuster 08/08/11 23:08

    Fantastic - but it would have been helpful to have some info about what size tin was required!

  • yama 02/08/08 17:38

    This is my new favourite apple cake recipe. I often have apples needing to be used and this is easy and tasty.

  • Carmenere 08/02/08 13:04

    Hi Sallycat, lovely recipe, can I ask you if you peel the apples before grating them?

  • sallycat 18/01/08 08:55

    Easy and quick: this cake is made in a single bowl with no rubbing in and no need for a food processer. Because it's so moist, it doesn't crumble all over the carpet when the monkeys decide plates are a waste of time.