Saturday, 30 June 2012

An oldie but an incredibly goodie

On my first date with the man who is now my husband he asked me what I liked to do for fun.  “I like to bake things,” I replied.   I could almost hear the bells and see the lights of the “Jackpot!” sign going off in his head.

One of the first things I ever baked for him was this deliciously easy apple pie cake of my mum’s.  It’s like the late-90s Toyota Corolla of the baking world – costs next to nothing, lasts forever and is almost impossible to ruin. 


125g butter
1 cup sugar
1½ cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3-4 decent sized apples (I like braeburn), peeled and sliced
Cinnamon and brown sugar

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Melt butter.
Throw everything else in and mix well.
Pour into a greased and lined 20cm round cake tin.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer (if you’ve got one - I’m rough as guts and use a butter knife) inserted in the middle comes out clean.

That’s all there is to it.

I know from vast experience with this cake that it’s dangerously good while warm.  On more than one occasion, a small group of my friends (ably led by yours truly, of course) have polished off an entire cake before it’s had time to cool.



  1. Made this today. Had doubts as it seemed too easy, but it was seriously good - within an hour of it coming out of the oven half the cake was gone! Thank you. Can't wait to see more recipes in the near future.

  2. This sounds great!
    I'll have to give it a goone of these days.