Chef Anita found the recipe for Helena’s Apple Cake in a magazine about 30 years ago. She realised what an amazingly versatile and convenient cake it was and has been baking it ever since.
Helena’s Apple Cake is a one bowl method cake, so it’s uncomplicated and quick and it only takes about 30 minutes to bake so it’s perfect for surprise visitors or emergency “bring something along” situations.
This lovely Apple Cake is the Chameleon of cakes because it can be adapted using lots of different toppings depending what you have available. Chef Anita has used the following toppings with great success:
Pear and Almond
Nectarine and Raspberries
Canned Peaches and Cardamom
Walnuts, flaked Almonds or Pecans
Baking the cake in a 30cm cake tin gives you a lovely proportion of apple (or alternative fruit) per slice and the cake only takes about 30 minutes to cook.
It’s delicious served warm with cream, custard or ice cream and can be kept in an airtight container for a couple of days.
The base cake mix is also a perfect alternative for making Lamingtons as it is firmer than sponge cake and much easier to handle when coating with chocolate icing and dipping in Coconut.
Helena’s Apple Cake is a recipe to simplify your life!!