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Bramley apple and cider pudding cake

17 October 2016

This easy and delicious apple and cider cake can be served hot with ice cream or cold with a cup of tea.

Bramley apple and cider pudding cake
Bramley apple and cider pudding cake

Preparation time

20 minutes

Cooking time

30-40 minutes




  • 400ml medium cider
  • 250g caster sugar plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 60g sultanas
  • 60g raisins
  • Grated zest of half an orange
  • 400g brown or white bread
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 medium sized Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 50g butter


Bring the cider, sugar, spices, sultanas, raisins and orange zest to the boil. Break the bread into small pieces and mix into the syrup in a bowl. Cover with cling film and leave overnight. Meanwhile melt the butter in a large frying pan and fry the apples on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring as they are cooking, until they are lightly coloured then leave to cool.

Pre-heat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Fold the eggs into the bread mixture then fold in the apples. and put it into a loaf tin or a deep round cake tin, lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the mixture is firm. Dust the top with caster sugar whilst it’s still hot.

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