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Apple cake with cinnamon

Enjoy this fruity autumnal-inspired cake – perfect for an afternoon treat.

Mark Stower, Director of Food and Service.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8


  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and butter and mix together.

  • Step 2

    Add the eggs and mix until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Add the flour and baking powder and mix together.

  • Step 4

    Add the milk and cinnamon and mix together thoroughly.

  • Step 5

    Mix in the currants.

  • Step 6

    Grease and line a 10-inch tin with greaseproof paper.

  • Step 7

    Thinly slice the apples and arrange them on top of the greaseproof paper.

  • Step 8

    Pour the mixture into the tin and smooth out to cover the apples.

  • Step 9

    Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes at 170˚C or gas mark 4.

  • Step 10

    Leave to cool and turn out onto a wire rack, leaving it upside down with the apples visible.


Apples have been cultivated in the UK since Roman times but apparently it was Henry VIII who established the first orchards in Kent.

Although there are more than 3,000 different varieties of apples grown in the UK, only a few of these are sold in supermarkets with Discovery apples in season in August and varieties such as Royal Gala and Braeburn in season until May.

Apples are a good source of fibre, much of which is in the skin. They are at least 80% water and about 4% vitamins and minerals.

They also contain polyphenols which have important health benefits.

One apple counts as one of your 5 a day but unfortunately there won’t be enough in a slice of this cake to count!