Iole’s Apple and Spice Cake

 This apple cake is a family treat for the Nicoletti family, apple growers in Stanthorpe, QLD. 


2 Granny Smith apples
125g brown sugar
125g raw sugar
150g unsalted butter
1 large free range egg, beaten
185g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp each ground nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon
½ cup walnuts or pistachios


Pre heat oven to 180C.


  1. Core and grate the apples into a large bowl, add the brown and raw sugars, mixing well to combine.
  2. Melt the butter on the stovetop, then leave to cool slightly before adding it to the apple mixture, along with the beaten egg.
  3. Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and bicarb soda into a separate bowl and then gently fold into the apple mixture.
  4. Add the nuts and pour into a prepared bundt tin and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes before turning out and cooling on a cake rack.


40-50 Minutes