Sue Stoneman's Devon and Apple Cider Cake Sue Stoneman's Devon and Apple Cider Cake
Prep 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sue Stoneman's Devon and Apple Cider Cake
If you are stuck with what to do with your glut of apples, and fancy a change from pie or crumble, then try making this tasty moist apple cake which is fairly quick and easy to put together.

Our thanks to Sue Stoneman for providing this recipe.

  • 2 Apples
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice (not needed if using cider)
  • 125 g Unsalted butter
  • 140 g Golden caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 225 g Plain flour
  • 2 tsps Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 75 ml Full fat milk (substitute for cider)
  • 1½ tbsps Demerara sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
  1. Butter and line a 23 cm diameter cake tin (spring form or loose bottomed).
  2. Wash, cut the apples into quarters, core and finely slice. Place them into a bowl with the lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar using an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.  Fold this into the creamed mixture gradually until well combined, slowly add the milk mixing well after each addition until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the cake tin. (lined with parchment paper. Spring form tin is best). Arrange the apple wedges in a spiral over the batter.
  6. Mix together the demerara sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
  7. Bake for 40-45 mins until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean & the top is golden.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool for 15 mins.  Run a knife around the edge and turn out onto a wire rack.

Delicious served warm with whipped cream, crème fraiche, custard or ice cream.