Spicy Sultana Apple Cake

    2 hours

    The stewed apples in this cake recipe create a moist and delicious crumb, while the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg give it an earthy homey flavour.

    21 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 250g butter
    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) stewed apple
    • 1 1/2 cups (175g) chopped walnuts
    • 2 cups (330g) sultanas

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin.
    2. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the stewed apple. Fold in the walnuts and sultanas. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    I disagree with previous raters about the heaviness - I made two modifications: added 1/2 tsp of salt and used TWO baking pans, one 9X9 and the other 9X13. The final product was light, moist and very tasty. I would definitely use this recipe again.  -  12 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I cut this recipe in half. I did not add nuts only because I didn't have any. I made muffins out of this recipe. I got exactly 12 muffins out of one recipe. Very moist and flavorful quick bread recipe, we liked this a lot. GREAT with a hot cup of coffee. I think I could cut back on the sugar by at least half next time and not miss it at all.  -  03 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is great! You pretty much just through every thing together and it comes out great, the only thing I disliked about it was that it took so long in the oven, it's such a low heat that it takes a while. But the texture was great and we all loved it!  -  09 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)