Apple Dessert Cake

Apple Dessert Cake


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This is a great cake that has a layer of apples baked into the top, the cake itself has a range of subtle flavours including chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla.


Serves: 12 

  • 200g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups (185g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5-6 tart apples, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a round springform cake tin with butter.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time and with the final egg add the vanilla essence.
  3. Mix cinnamon, cocoa, flour and baking powder in a bowl. Fold into the creamed mixture.
  4. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared cake tin then arrange apple slices on top. Cover with remaining batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.

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