Today, I’m sharing my all-time favourite cake recipe. Being lucky enough to have an Autumn birthday, I’ve requested this as a birthday cake from my Mum year after year. It’s the most non-birthday cake cake ever, but is delicious, and so easy to make. The hardest part (purely because of the faff) is the peeling and chopping up of the apples. I’ve made up a batch of this for both Chris and I to take to work tomorrow, it’s so autumnal and perfect for Guy Fawkes’ Night.
What do you need?
- 4oz sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 8 oz SR flour
- 4oz margarine
- 1lb apples, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces (cooking or dessert apples)
- 6 oz raisins
- 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp milk
- 2 heaped Tbsp ginger or orange marmalade
- 2 Tbsp Demerara sugar to sprinkle over
- Pre-heat oven to Mark 4, 180 C.
- Using a large mixing bowl, rub margarine into flour, until like breadcrumbs.
- Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
- Add raisins and apple.
- Beat egg with milk and marmalade.
- Stir in and mix well – it should be a stiff mixture.
- Spread into rectangular tin lined with baking parchment, approx 11 x 8. (Quite deep)
- Sprinkle demerara sugar over the top.
- Bake for approx. 50 mins.
See, I said it was easy!