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Dutch Apple Cake

This cake has been made at Ballymaloe for years. We even have guests who ask for it specifically every time they visit. The fruit sinks to the bottom as it cooks, leaving a light sponge on top with a lovely sugary crust. Makes 12-16 squares.



Raspberry and pear: Instead of the cinnamon, mix the finely grated zest of 1 orange into the batter. Instead of the apples, sink 100g (31/2oz) fresh or frozen raspberries and thin slices of 2 pears into the batter and cook in the same way.

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Posted by ValeriePNGReport
Made it. Turned out perfect. Is now favorite.
Posted by Lynn111Report
Delicious cake! My apples did stay on top, but didn't matter. Sponge was light and gorgeous and rose really well!
Posted by JuliaKidsdepotReport
This is delicious, I pushed my apple slices in batter before putting in the oven. Fantastic warmed slightly in microwave with ice cream!
Posted by Rosalie37Report
This is really yummy, except my cake didn't rise in the middle, I didn't push the apples down though which may have contributed. Still a really yummy cake and I'm about to make it again for dessert tonight!
Posted by Report
i love the cake, i dont like lumpy apple so i normally chop 3/4 of the apples and stew them a little first then i chop the remaining apple into small cubes and pope them in. I push the apple in a little bit as once its lighter it doesnt fall, i prefer it all the way through and not just at the bottom
Posted by suzycakieReport
Made this last night a big winner with everyone, very light and so easy to make
Posted by Thea11Report
Saw this yesterday and love the look of it. I will try it at the weekend. Being Dutch probably peaked my interest.
Posted by KC172Report
Watched this last night ... looks too easy. can't wait to make. Hopefully the kids will luv it.
Posted by MrsReport
I have made this cake and believe me when i say, that it is easy and delicious. She has the best recipes and yes, simple and easy instructions to follow. THANKYOU RACHEL.