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Spiced Apple & Cranberry Cake

I wanted to make banana bread today, but I had no bananas. I did, however, have an abundance of apples, so my search turned to apple cakes. I wanted something that wasn’t messy to transport, so that hubby and I can munch away while we run our market stall tomorrow and Sunday (beats spending all the profits on the market junk food!)

And so I present to you… Spiced Apple & Cranberry Cake!

Spiced Apple & Cranberry Cake

Spiced Apple & Cranberry Cake


  • 450 g cooking apples (the green Granny Smith’s), peeled and sliced
  • 115 g dairy-free margarine (I usually use Nuttelex, but this time I used coconut butter.  Couldn’t actually taste the coconut butter, so not going to bother with that next time)
  • 115 g raw cane sugar
  • 170 g dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 20 mL boiling water
  • 225 g wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground all-spice


  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Cook the apples in a minimum of water. When they are soft, mash to a puree and drain very well.
  3. Cream together the margarine and sugar, then add the apple puree to make a thick mixture. Stir in the dried fruit. Mix the bicarb soda with the water and add this also.
  4. Sift together the flour and spices and blend with apple mixture. Pour into a very well greased cake tin, smooth the top and bake at in the pre-heated oven for 45-60 mins (mine took 45 mins, I would not have wanted to leave it in any longer).

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