This apple cake is very moist, unlike apple crumble. However, you may still add seedless raisins to the apples if you so prefer – apples and raisins definitely go together well in cakes. Enjoy this cake hot or cold.

Dutch Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake

Yummy Dutch Apple Cake
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine South African
Servings 10 slices
Calories 253 kcal


  • 250 grams self-raising flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • 5 ml ground cinnamon
  • 130 grams caster sugar
  • 50 grams butter melted
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 150 ml milk

For the topping

  • 2 eating apples
  • 15 grams butter melted
  • 60 ml brown sugar
  • 1 ½ ml ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF), grease and line a cake pan.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • Stir in the caster sugar, in a separate bowl. Whisk the melted butter, eggs and milk together then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan, smooth the surface, then make a shallow hollow in a ring around the edge of the mixture.
  • Make the topping, peel and core the apples, slice them into wedges and slice the wedges thinly.
  • Arrange the slices around the edge of the cake mixture, in the hollowed ring.
  • Brush with the melted butter, then scatter the brown sugar and ground cinnamon over the top.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake has risen well or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Serve immediately, or peel off the paper lining and cool on a wire rack before serving cold with cream.


Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 254IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 1mg
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