Apple Cake


  • 1 pound of apples (about 3 or 4 medium)
  • Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup butter (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 5 Tablespoons raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons hazelnuts, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Peel, core, and slice the cooking apples and place them in a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle apples with the lemon juice and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat together the butter, lemon rind, and all but 1 Tablespoon of the sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually beat in the eggs.
  6. Add the flour and baking powder to the butter mixture and mix well.
  7. Spoon half of the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Arrange the apple slices on top.
  8. Mix the remaining Tablespoon of sugar and the cinnamon together in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
  9. Scatter the raisins and hazelnuts on top.
  10. Smooth the remaining cake mixture over the raisins and hazelnuts.
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
  12. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Remove, transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serves 12.

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