As Christmas approaches what’s better than a delicious slice of home made cake with a cup of tea? What makes this recipe great; it’s a one pan recipe, which means it’s a piece of cake to prepare!


250g butter, cut into smaller pieces

3-4 green apples which have been peeled, cored and sliced thinly (ideally Granny Smith)

2 cups of caster sugar (440g)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 1/2 cups plain flour (375 g)

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Grease a round baking tin with butter/line with baking paper

3. Gently melt butter in a large saucepan. Once melted, remove from heat.

4. Stir in slices of apples (save a few slices for later), sugar, and eggs. Mix.

5. Stir in sieved flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda and cinnamon. Do not over stir! Batter should be thick but not too chunky.

7. Pour into baking tin and then arrange the remaining slices of apple on top.

8. Bake for 50 minutes. Check consistency by sliding in a sharp knife and checking if it’s clean. If not, bake for another 10 minutes, and so on.

9. Leave to cool and then eat! Optional: dust with icing sugar.