Apple & Lemon Sponge Cake

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4oz (110g),S-Raising Flour

1tsp,Baking Powder

8oz(220g),Castor Sugar


4oz(110g),Butter or Marg

1 lemon

1 Bramley / Granny Smith ( Cooking ) Apple





Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl

Beat eggs in a small bowl

Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir .

Peel and chop the fruit into large chunks and stir into mixture

Pour mixture into  7″ cake tin

Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2

Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about  30 – 35 mins. Note: Because of the juice in the fruit cooking time will vary.

Depending on the amount of juice in the fruit the time may be longer.

If the top of the cake is turning very brown, put a cover – lid or foil, over it and continue cooking.

Start checking after 20 mins as some ovens cook faster – especially fan assisted

You know when it’s ready by putting the tip of a knife or skewer in the cake, when pulling it out it should be mostly clean.

When ready allow cake to cool on a cooling rack.



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