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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


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


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