Sunday, 10 March 2013

World Baking Day recipe : Spiced Apple Cake

"Bake for fun, bake with friends and Bake Brave" - that’s the message to everyone for World Baking Day 2013. The global event happens annually on the third Sunday in May and everyone’s invited to join in the fun, from beginner to master baker, and from food blogger to food celebrity.

This year, World Baking Day will take place on Sunday 19th May and will encourage everyone to Bake Brave. The global event is sponsored by Stork and for World Baking Day 2013, the theme Bake Brave is being introduced to inspire people to share in the joy of baking. The World Baking Day website will host 100 recipes ranging in difficulty from Level 100 (the simplest) up to Level 1 (the most challenging). The point is that no matter what your personal baking level, there is always room for everyone to bake braver!

I was asked to provide one of the 100 recipes so here's a sneak preview of my offering : 

Spiced Apple Cake.

Ingredients :

225g margarine
180g light muscovado sugar
4 eggs
300g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
200ml crème fraîche
a squirt of lemon juice
2 tbsp caster sugar

Method :

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm baking tin.

Cream together the margarine and muscovado sugar in a large bowl.

Add the eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy.

Mix in 1/3 of the flour, 1/2 of the crème fraîche, another 1/3 of the flour, the rest of the crème fraîche and the rest of the flour.

Peel and dice two of the apples and toss them in the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Stir the spiced apple into the cake batter and pour it into the cake tin.

Peel and slice the final apple into fairly thin wedges. Squirt over a little lemon juice and sprinkle with the caster sugar.

Arrange the apple slices on the top of the cake.

Bake for about 60-75 minutes, until a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

It's a wonderfully moist cake and looks impressive, despite being deceptively simple.

for more information : or @worldbakingday on twitter

Disclosure : Stork asked me to be a  World Baking Day ambassador and share one of my recipes. They sent me through the lovely baking goodies that you can see in the top photo.

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Mother's day recipe : Mini Carrot Cakes with Philly Icing


  1. Spiced Apple Cake sounds amazing, I will be giving it a go!

  2. Yay another recipe to try with the kids!