Spiced Apple Cake

I love Christmas cake but I’m aware not everyone does. This is perfect to offer as an alternative as it’s still full of subtle Christmas flavour and there’s not a currant or sultana in sight.

My Sister’s neighbour Pat gave her his own body weight in Bramley apples bless him, so she kindly donated some to me and here is the end result.


100g butter

175g light brown sugar

175g self raising flour

2 tablespoons milk

1 Bramley apple, peeled and grated

1 teaspoon mixed spice

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

Icing sugar to dust over once cooked


Pre heat oven to 200C / 180C fan

Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin.

Peel and grate your apple and set aside.

Throw all of your ingredients except the apple into a large mixing bowl, use an electric whisk to combine.

Now add your grated apple and whisk away some more to ensure it’s fully combined.

Pour the mixture into your lined cake tin.

Bake in the centre of your oven for approximately 30 minutes..

Remove from oven, allow to cool for a moment or so and transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

Sieve over a little icing sugar.