Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

Recipe from Cake Bible
Photos by Yasmin

This is a very simple tea cake. It doesn't have much flavour but is very moist and perfect for tea, coffee or a snack. If you have a sweet tooth and aren't a fan of simple flavours then serve this cake with a jam of your choice. You can eat it like a scone with the jam by cutting the cake in two or you can serve it on the side of the cake (as shown in the photo) and eat it with the cake, like with a dessert. This recipe isn't in any way a festive Easter cake, however it is delicious to eat on Easter Monday in the peace and quiet of your home.

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2 tblsp castor sugar
  • 3 tblsp softened butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 200g green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (or more if desired)
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tblsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180'C. Prepare cake tin. Sift flour and sugar into a mixing bowl. Add butter and cut into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the egg and milk. Beat to a smooth batter. Pour into the prepared bake tin.

Combine the apple, cinnamon and cornflour in a bowl - to coat the apple slices in flavour. Arrange on top of the cake batter. Drizzle butter over the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Cool in the tin on a rack. Remove from the tin when cooled and serve.


  1. Your cake looks lovely. Like you, I love fruit in my desserts, and this recipe looks like a winner!

  2. It looks beautiful, cannot image that it is not full of flavor. What is "castor sugar"? Not a term I am familiar with.

  3. I just found your blog from One Perfect Bite and I'm so glad I did! Your cake sounds and looks SO delicious, can't wait to try it. I'm your newest follower!
    Have a great day.

  4. Apple and cinnamon, a perfect combination. Diane

  5. It looks and sounds fantastic!

  6. This looks delicious. I wish I had a steaming cup of tea and a big piece right now!


  7. What a perfect cake to serve with some hot herbal tea on these freezing spring days! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  8. Yasmin, your cake sounds really delicious. I love apple desserts and would really enjoy this with my coffee. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Mmmmmmmmm that just looks so YUMMMMMY!

  10. Apple cinnamon cake looks awesome perfect.

  11. Wonderful space you have here! Would like to to see more of your blog. I am following you now and would like to invite you to follow my blog too :)

  12. It looks like it would be really delicious...and I like that you baked it in a ring shape. So pretty and unique.

  13. This looks absolutely delish! I am definitely going to have to try this sometime :) xoxo Marissa

  14. hey this cake looks so delicious

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