130 g butter

130 g caster sugar

3 eating apples

the juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons of Demerara sugar

2 large eggs

130 g plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

3 tablespoons of fresh white breadcrumbs

a little extra sugar


1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 Deg C and line the base of a 20 cm cake tin.

2. Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Cut the apples into small chunks, removing the core as you go. Put them in a bowl with the juice of the lemon, cinnamon and Demerara sugar, toss well.

4. Add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar. Sift the flour and baking powder together and lightly fold them into the mixture.


5. Scrape the batter into the lined cake tin and place the spiced apples on top.

6. Scatter the breadcrumbs on top followed by a little extra sugar.

7. Bake for 55 minutes to an hour. The edges should be brown and the middle nicely firm. Leave to cool for ten minutes while you make a pot of Friendship Tea. Eat while it’s still warm!