This recipe is by far the most popular from the Autumn 2013 edition of Nourish.

1/3 cup walnuts
120g melted butter
½ kg or 4-6 tart apples
1 lemon
1 heaped cup flour
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1&1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
100mls milk
¼ cup raisins
2 tblsp pine nuts
1 tblsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Carefully toast the walnuts in a moderate oven for around 10 minutes.

Line and grease a 23cm cake tin with baking paper. Drizzle the bottom with a little of the melted butter and scatter over the walnuts.

Peel, core and slice the apples, then toss with the zest and juice of the lemon.

Whisk the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla together then add the remaining melted butter.  In a separate bowl mix the flour and baking powder together before whisking in the wet ingredients.  Stir until you have a smooth batter.

Pour a third of the batter over the walnut prepared cake tin.  Arrange a third of the apple slices over the batter, then sprinkle with half the raisins. Add another third of the batter, apples and remaining raisins before repeating again with the remaining batter and apples.

Lastly, sprinkle the top with pine nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Bake at 170C for 1 -1&1/2 hours.

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  1. I just made this recently and pass my husband’s approval! He’s not a cake eater but he made a comment that…it was a really nice cake & you can make it again😃🤙😋

  2. My family absolutely loved this cake. A slice with and without the dollop of whipped cream was just delicious. The next day turned a serving into a dessert by dressing with custard and ice cream. Yum! Made it without any changes to the recipe using Grannysmith apples. Dusted with icing sugar when cooled it pretty much looked just like your picture on the recipe. Thanks for sharing. Will be making this again.

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