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Deliciously Moist Apple and Sultana Cake Recipe

Updated on November 5, 2017

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: 8


  • 250g self raising flour, sifted
  • 170g butter, room temperature
  • 120g granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 90g sultanas
  • 450g apples, braeburn or similar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch fine sea salt


  1. Grease and line an 8 inch round tin or a 2 lb loaf tin and pre-heat oven to 180'c.
  2. Sift flour, spice and salt into a bowl and then rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in sugar and sultanas.
  4. Peel, core and slice the apples and mix in to the ingredients.
  5. Stir the eggs into the mixture using a metal spoon. The mixture may seem stiff but resist the temptation to add extra liquid as the apples will provide this while baking!
  6. Turn into tin, smooth down the top and bake for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Baking time can vary depending on the amount the amount of moisture in the apples but as a general rule you should test by inserting a skewer after an hour. If the skewer comes out clean then the cake is cooked, if not continue to bake until it passes the skewer test.
  7. Leave cake to cool slightly in tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

Best eaten on the day but will keep in the fridge for a few days.

Suitable for freezing.

Serving Suggestion

This wonderfully moist cake is perfect with morning coffee or afternoon tea but it also makes a fabulous pudding when served warm with custard!


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    • Fay Cooke profile image

      Fay Cooke 3 months ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you. It's a firm Autumn favourite in our house!

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      peachy 3 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh yes, I simply love your easy to bake cake!