Cake Suitable for Guy Fawkes’ Night


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!


This post represents Day 4- ‘Bonfire Night’ of Blog Every Day in November #BEDN withRosalilium


10 thoughts on “Cake Suitable for Guy Fawkes’ Night

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  2. Me and my kids made it tonight and its delicious, thanks for sharing! I couldn’t see sugar in the ingredients list so we put 6oz in and that worked, how much should we have used?

    • Ooh, very well spotted- I’ll update on the ingredients list now! So glad someone made it, that’s made my day 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it! It should be 4oz, sorry about that. x

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