Moist apple and date cake

Pop the kettle onand cut yourself a slice.

  • 1 hr 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
  • Print
This vintage date and apple cake is perfectly moist and gorgeously sweet. An easy melt and mix recipe that creates a lovely moist cake.
Looking for more apple cake recipes?


Moist apple and date cake
  • 2 apples, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 185 gram butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup plain flour


Moist apple and date cake
  • 1
    Grease a 23cm square slab pan, line base and sides with paper; grease paper well. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • 2
    Combine apples, dates, soda and water in bowl, cover, cool.
  • 3
    Cream butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, then beat in egg. Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in the sifted flour and apple mixture.
  • 4
    Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 1¼ hours. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.

More From Women's Weekly Food