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Raw Apple Cake

Raw Apple Cake

Raw Apple Cake Recipe

This raw apple cake recipe was borrowed from my wife and is another great way to incorporate fruit into cake. See also our Brazilian Banana Cake recipe.


raw apple cake recipe


You may think this is a strange name for a cake, but it does use raw apples. That means, the apples are not pre-cooked before going into the oven, which they are in our apple and cherry pie recipe, for example.

The process of making this cake is a bit weird in that the peel is put into a blender, but we do not do that with the flesh of the apple.


chopped apple cake


In this cake we used some Royal Gala apples, but you could use any other sweet apple like a Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious in this recipe. Granny Smiths would also work nicely.


tea cakes


Afternoon tea

This recipe is another great addition for an afternoon tea spread. It is quite a satisfying cake and it will make sure you last until supper time if you have a piece of this for your afternoon tea.

A slice of this also goes down well as a dessert with some whipped cream.


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Why does the cake rise more in the middle?

We cooked this cake in a springform cake tin. The result is that you get a cake that rises more in the middle than at the edges.


apple cake slice

Raw Apple Cake


The reason for this is that the edge of the cake tin is hotter. So the batter cooks quicker on the outside than in the middle, meaning the middle has more time to rise.

If you are like me though, you will like this as the edges are nice and crispy, and I think the tastiest part!


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Apples are a great ingredient for cooking with. This old-fashioned raw apple cake recipe is a super alternative to a traditional apple pie.

I hope you enjoy making it and please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How do you make an apple cake?

apple cake

Raw Apple Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This delicious raw apple cake recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious.


  • 2 apples (We used Royal Gala, but any sweet apple is fine)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • To sprinkle: Icing sugar


  1. Line a baking tin with butter and flour to prevent sticking, and pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Peel the apples and retain the peel. Cut the apple flesh into small 1 cm chunks and cover them in the cinnamon powder.
  3. Put the apple peel in a blender with the milk (we used our Nutribullet to do this) and blend together.
  4. Then place the milk/peel in a mixer bowl and add the eggs, oil, flour, sugar and baking powder and mix everything well together.
  5. Then add the apple chunks and mix well by hand.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking tin and place in the oven at 180C for about 55 minutes.
  7. The cake is cooked when a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from cake tin.


Sprinkle with icing sugar (powdered sugar) to decorate.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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If you like this recipe, you may like some of these recipes:
Apple and Cherry Pie
Apple and Blackberry Crumble
Brazilian Banana Cake
Butter Sponge Cake Recipe
Round Madeira Cake
Almond Macaroon Cookies
Chewy Coconut Macaroons
Eggless Brownies
Pistachio Banana Bread
Carrot Walnut Cake

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