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5 from 4 votes

Lillian's Apple Cake

This apple cake is a breeze to make and simply delicious.
Course teatime
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Apple, cake, cinnamon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 150 g / 6oz plain flour
  • 150 g / 6oz butter or margarine
  • 75 g / 3oz soft brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 apples cored and cut into slim slithers
  • 25 g / 1oz almonds chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Butter and flour a 21cm baking tin then sprinkle on the chopped almonds.
  3. Mix the butter or margarine well with the sugar in a cake mixer until creamy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time. (Don’t worry if the mix splits).
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder together and gradually add to the mixture.
  6. Finally fold in the apple slithers and cinnamon.
  7. Tip mix into the prepared baking tin, firming the mixture into the edge.
  8. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 35 minutes or until centre springs back to touch.

Recipe Notes

Will keep fresh for at least 3 days in an airtight container.