Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easy Apple Tea Cake

Flavoured with cinnamon, mixed spice and apple, this apple tea cake is easy to make.  It's delicious just top with icing sugar or with whipped cream for the afternoon tea.

I made this when a mother from the school called and said that she and her son would like to pay us a visit a few hours later.  I always have apples in hand, so this cake was ready in a jiffy! 

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tbsp mayonnaise
Pinch of salt
2 cups apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped
Icing sugar, to serve or
Whipped cream, to serve
Serves 8 - 10 slices


1.  While chopping the apple, reserve a few slices for decoration on top of the cake.

2.  Preheat the oven to 175 degree C.

2.  In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.  I just whisk them, I didn't use a mixer for this cake.

3.  In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, all spice and salt.  with a spatula, fold in the dry mixture to the egg mixture until well combine.

4.  Fold in apples.  Grease a 21cm pie or tart mold.  Pour the mixture into the mold.  Arrange the reserved apple slices on top and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

5.  Cool on a wire rack.  Serve with icing sugar on top or with whipped cream.

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