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Friday, 26 March 2010

Dad’s Birthday special>> Apple Cinnamon Cake

A few days back, a friend in her status update wrote - ‘ate the best Apple Cinnamon Cake ever’. Oh boy, just reading that made me want to eat it, right there, right then. I set to search for online recipes and found a lovely recipe from Best recipes. It was quite a find, that site!

And since it is dad’s birthday today, I had enough reason to take the plunge. It came out great and the subtle cinnamon flavour was tantalizing :).

I followed the recipe to the t, but made just one addition. I added about 1/4 cup milk to the batter.


(I’ve changed it a tad bit. You might want to refer to the original recipe the link for which I have provided above)

you’ll need


2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup castor sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp lemon rind- finely grated

1 cup water


Cake batter:

2 cups self raising flour

1 cup castor sugar

4 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

180 gms softened unsalted butter

1/2 cup milk (my addition)



  • Grease and line tray. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  • In a pan mix all the filling ingredients and cook until the apples are soft. Cool and drain. Keep aside.
  • Sift the flour with cinnamon powder and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, using an electric beater beat butter and sugar until soft and light.
  • Add eggs and beat some more.
  • To the mixture slowly fold in the flour and mix well.
  • Add in the lemon rind too.
  • Add half of this mixture to the cake tin.
  • Top it with the apple mixture.
  • Add the rest of the batter on top of the batter evenly.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted.


Dust over with icing sugar. This is a must :)

Cool it for sometime before attacking it!!


Top tip: Use more lemon rind!






Go, bake! Happy Birthday, Daddy!

4 foodie comments:

Kathleen said...

wow, nice. will try it tomorrow. only wondering about the rind. will the chota indian lemons produce any??

The Ketchup Girl said...

Thanks, gurl! Use orange then!

Kathleen said...

so listen, i tried making this just now. came ok. not as brown as yours. should i have used brown sugar?

The Ketchup Girl said...

oh ya? did you preheat the oven? and for how long did ya bake?