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Apple and Raisin Cake

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 90 mins

Serves 12, costs under £2.00


  • 7 Level Tablespoons (140g) Self-Raising Flour
  • 3 Level Tablespoons (60g) Wholemeal Flour
  • 9 Tablespoons (140g) Low Fat Spread
  • 5 Tablespoons (100g) Brown (Demerara) Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons (6g) Ground Mixed Spice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Average (336g) Apples
  • 4 Tablespoons (120g) Raisins
  • 5 Dessert spoons (50ml) Semi-Skimmed Milk

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C / 140°C fan oven / 300°F / gas mark 4. 
  2. Mix spread and sugar together in a large bowl  then crack the eggs into the bowl and in with flour and mixed spice.
  3. Peel and core the apples then cut into small chunks.
  4. Gently stir in the apple and raisins and gradually add the milk until the mixture drops off the spoon without needing to shake.
  5. Line a 20cm round or square baking tin with greaseproof (baking) paper then pour mixture into the tin and smooth with the back of the spoon.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1- 1½ hours until the cake is well risen, golden brown and firm to touch.
  7. Remove from the tin by slipping a knife around the edges to loosen the cake and allow to cool before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 80g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
4 g
3.2 g
Total Fat
6.8 g
5.5 g
Saturated Fat
1.6 g
1.3 g
39.5 g
31.6 g
Total Sugars
23.7 g
19 g
NSP Fibre
2 g
1.6 g
147 mg
118 mg
0.4 g
0.3 g

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