Somerset Cider Cake

A favourite from Jo's family recipe book - an excellent way to use windfall apples, and it freezes well. You do not have to use cider – apple juice will do the same job.

This amount yields about 30 slices.

290ml / ½ pint sweet cider – or apple juice

450g / 1lb sultanas

450g / 1lb prepared weight of cooking apples, peeled and cut into small chunks

340g / 12oz butter or margarine

450g / 1lb caster sugar

550g / 1 ¼ lb plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

2 tsp mixed spice

4 eggs

1. Soak sultanas in cider or apple juice overnight.

2. Prepare oven at 180 deg C, 350 deg F, and grease a 30 x 30 cm (12x12 inch) tin or large roasting pan.

3. Cream sugar and butter.

4. Add eggs and a little flour.

5. Add remaining flour alternately with fruit and cider.

6. Bake for 1 ¼ - 1 ½ hours.

7. Cool in the tin.


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Comment by Georgina Dawkins on December 12, 2011 at 10:28

This sounds amazing!

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