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Apple Cake

Apple Cake with Macadamias, stir together goodness

Easy, delicious and good for any time at all. The instructions are quite specific but I dont really think you can go wrong here. This recipe uses Australian cup measurements
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Australian, Baking
Servings 6


  • 125 gram butter melted
  • 2 cups apples diced approximately 3
  • 180 gram brown sugar tightly packed
  • 225 gram plain flour 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger nutmeg or cardamom
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 150 gram macadamias 1or other nuts
  • 60 ml milk approximately 1/4 cup

Garnish / optional

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted for brushing
  • 1 whole apple small sliced
  • 20 gm nuts Extra chopped


  • Set the oven to 180 C /350 F
  • Melt the butter first. Set aside
  • Put the chopped apples into a mixing bowl, big enough to fit all of the ingredients. Add the flour baking powder and soda, sugar and spices as well as the nuts and mix up well .
  • Break the egg into a cup and beat to break up. Pour into the bowl with the apple and flour mixture add the melted butter and the milk mix well with a spatula or spoon. Add a little more milk ( up to 2 Tablespoons ) if it seems very hard to mix. Mix quite well to make sure it is all incorporated.
  • Spoon into the prepared cake tin and flatten with a spoon. Garnish with sliced apples painted with a little butter sprinkle with the extra nuts and a little raw sugar if you like. ( I do!).
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes . Test the middle of the cake with a skewer. It should come out clean.


I even glaze the top with melted caramel sauce after it comes out of the oven sometimes too.