The Autumn Cake

Today Sonny was too unwell for nursery. He still has a terrible cough and whenever he sneezes the world falls out of his nose. Seeing him disappointed that he couldn’t go today made me think of ways to make staying at home with me more bareable. I firstly suggested painting but then remembered that green patch in our cream carpets from last time.

So I promised we would bake and set to Pinterest for some autumnal ideas.

Unless the recipe says ‘easy’ it’s completely dismissed as I am utterly useless at cakes. When Harbor was little I would bake daily. Which meant crying daily. I just couldn’t master it.

I found this Apple and Blackberry Cake recipe and as we had most of the ingredients (everything bar apples and blackberries) I thought it was perfect. 


250g Plain flour

2tsp Baking powder

1tsp Ground cinnamon

85g Butter

100g Light muscovado sugar

150ml Milk

2 Large eggs

4 Eating apples

250g Blackberries


50g Butter

2tbsp Light Muscovado sugar

Icing sugar to dust.


Sift the four, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the butter, sugar, milk and eggs and slowly whisk with an electric whisk or mixer until well combined. Pour into the tin. Heat the oven to 190C, gas 5.

Peel and core the apples and cut each one into about 8 wedges. Arrange on top of the cake then add the blackberries, pushing them into the batter a little. Dot over the butter for the topping, sprinkle over the sugar.

Bake the cake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin. Dust with icing sugar.

This was so simple to make and the house smells amazing now! It has certainly cheered my little man up too.

Cara x



  1. November 2, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    OMG this looks amazing! (I rarely have all the ingredients for any cake in my cupboards which is usually enough to prevent any baking attempt but this one actually looks worth braving the supermarkets for!) Thank you. xx

    • Cara
      November 2, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      It was so easy!

  2. November 2, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Mmmm looks super tasty! Love the pics too x

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