Apple and Spice Cake

Apple and Spice Cake

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'Apple and spice and all things nice' perfectly sums up this delicious cake that I love to eat for afternoon tea.


Makes: 1 cake

  • Cake
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 200g butter
  • 3/4 cup (185g) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g ground nuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Icing
  • 1 1/4 cips (220g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • lemon juice, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1hour drying  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

  1. Cake: Mix apples with rum and vanilla essence; set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a round springform cake tin.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar. Gradually beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix in nuts, cocoa and cinnamon. Mix flour with baking powder and fold into the mixture one tablespoon at a time. Lastly, fold in apples.
  5. Pour batter in prepared cake tin and bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Icing: Mix sugar with rum, 1 tablespoon lukewarm water and enough lemon juice to make a thin glaze. Brush onto cooled cake and sprinkle with slivered almonds.

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