Bramley Apple Loaf. Low on fuss, full on flavour…

Bramley Apple Loaf, the easiest cake ever

Or, at least, the easiest cake I have ever made without recourse to a packet mix. It’s moist, doughy (a true loaf) and borne out of my desire to make something very simple, which carries the true taste of those tangy British apples.

It’s great if you’re in a hurry, or are sometimes lax with measurements. Just keep the proportions the same.

slice of apple cakeTo make the Bramley Apple Loaf, you will need-

  • Half cup of raisins or sultanas
  • Good shot of rum or other liqueur
  • 1 Bramley Apple
  • 1 cup of brown caster sugar
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinammon
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup strong tea
  • 1 egg

Making the Bramley Apple Loaf is simple, and takes less than 10 minutes. (However, allow 1 hour, 20-30 minutes, cooking time.

  • First line a loaf tin with grease-proof paper (I find it useful to lightly oil the bottom and sides of the paper too).
  • Preset the oven to 180 C (Gas Mark 4).
  • Soak the raisins or sultanas in the rum or liqueur.
  • Make the tea, leave to steep for 5 minutes and remove the teabag.
  • Whilst the tea is steeping, peel, core and chop the apple.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the hot tea. Add the chopped apple and fruit. Mix well.
    Whisk the egg.
  • Cool the mix, then fold in the whisked egg.
  • Gradually add into the mix, the flour, baking powder and cinammon through a sieve.
  • Stir well, then pour into the loaf tin.
  • Cook for 1 hour 20 minutes, or longer if required.

This loaf is a great tea-time treat, with or without cream or custard. Enjoy.

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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4 Responses to Bramley Apple Loaf. Low on fuss, full on flavour…

  1. That looks fab, I love apple cake x

  2. Oh this sounds like a lovely recipe and it looks delicious too. I love your idea of serving it with custard.

  3. Honest Mum says:

    Oh wow, love the EXTREME close up-it’s utterly amazing! I’ve never heard of a Bramley apple loaf but I need it in my life! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  4. Oh HELLO – gosh I love apple and this looks divine!! Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post, and there‚Äôs a fresh linky live now for this week. I would love you to pop over and join in :) x

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