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apple, raisin & cinnamon cake

We made this cake for afternoon snack at our house and everyone enjoyed it so much that they wanted to the recipe to make at home. It has the perfect soft and moist texture inside, with a sweet bite coming from the apples and raisins, and a warming cinnamon flavour. Served with a dollop of ice cream or natural yoghurt, it's utter heaven.

Makes 1 cake & takes around 1 hour to cook


  • 2 apples

  • 200g light brown sugar

  • 250g plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon of bicarb

  • 100g coconut oil, melted

  • 250ml almond milk

  • 100g raisins

  • Some icing sugar for dusting (optional)


1. Preheat the oven 180C, fan setting. Line a 23cm cake tin with baking parchment.

2. Peel and grate one of the apples and cut the other into small pieces. Place to one side until needed.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking, and bicarb until there are no lumps.

4. Add the melted coconut oil, grated apple and almond milk, and mix well until the ingredients come together to form a smooth batter.

5. Add the apple chunks and raisins and give it all a final mix together.

6. Pour the batter into the lined cake tin and cook for 55-60 minutes until cooked through. a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean but still a little fudgy. If not, place back in the oven to cook through for 5-10 more minutes.

7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and place to one side to cool down to room temperature. When the cake has cooled, we like to sieve some icing sugar over the top as decoration.


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