Six-Layer Spiced Apple Cake

Six-Layer Spiced Apple Cake


Serves : 10

  • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
  • 200g (7 oz) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 750g (1 2/3 lb) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) buttermilk
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract
  • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) dried apples, cooked and mashed
  • 400g (14 oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 dessertspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions to make the Six-Layer Spiced Apple Cake

  • Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8. Grease and flour six 20cm (8 in) tins.
  • In a large bowl, mix together caster sugar, butter, eggs, soda, baking powder, flour, salt, buttermilk and vanilla. Divide batter into 6 equal parts and spoon into prepared tins.
  • Bake in preheated oven for ten minutes.
  • To make filling: To the cooked and mashed apples, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, and mix.
  • To layer the cake: Place one layer on a serving platter and spoon apple filling on top. Cover with another layer and repeat process, ending with a cake layer. Let stand at least 12 hours before cutting.