Thursday, August 28, 2014


This recipe is from a  little baking book which I bought in New Delhi many years ago. It's from The Kitchen Library "Home Baking", by Carole Handslip.

Ingredients:  3 eggs, 140 g sugar, 75g flour, 1 ts. mixed spice, 500g apples peeled, cored and sliced, 2Tbs. apricot jam, 100g raisins, 2 Tbs. brown sugar, 284ml whipped double cream
Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick enough to leave a trail, fold in the flour and pour into a 9in round pan. Bake at 190 degrees C for 20-25 min.
Place the apples and apricot jam in a pan, cover and cook over a gentle heat until soft. Stir in the raisins and brown sugar. Cool. Split the cake in half and sandwich together with the apple filling and one third of the cream. Swirl the rest of the cream on top of the cake.


  1. That looks quite good. A nice Fall dish. I had something similar to the filling at my friend's luncheon the other day. x

  2. Wow delicious and great ingredients well done.

  3. It sure looks delicious and the recipe is not very hard, I have to try it too! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hello Francesca,
    That looks heavenly!
    Big hug,

  5. Myam, appare delizioso. Peccato che non posso mangiare le mele :(

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  6. Un gâteau Normand che sembra molto buono! Abbracci

  7. This looks really yummy, but the part I like best visiting your blog for the very first time is the caption and photo at the top of your blog. "I wear hand-me-ups." Hilarious!!