Apple Cake

"The apples in this recipe are macerated in sugar for an hour – a brilliant method of creating all the liquid needed to make the batter. The result is a deliciously moist cake with a pure yet delicate apple flavour. This recipe works perfectly at high-altitude."
-- @rebeccasherrow
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Prep time 1hr 5mins
Cook time 1hr 10mins
Serves or Makes: 10

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  • 3 large apples
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • To Taste powdered sugar


  • Step 1

    Peel, core and chop the apples. You should have about 4 cups. Place in a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar. Let stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter a 10-inch bundt pan and dust with flour. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Melt the butter and let cool. Whisk together the butter, eggs and vanilla. Pour this into the apples and stir well.

  • Step 4

    Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to the apples and stir until evenly combined.

  • Step 5

    Spoon the batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread evenly. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Let the cake cool for 20 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a serving platter. Dust the cake with powdered sugar just before serving.

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