Apple, Ginger and Lemongrass Cake

November 8, 2014Sew White

This is a family favourite recipe and one of the first thing I ever baked at home economics at primary school.

It is a bit of a weird cake to make, it’s like making breadcrumbs and then adding the eggs but it tastes brilliant.
It is very easily and is a great way to use up apples. 

Pas it such a simple recipe it’s a great base recipe and works well with different cordials and with extra fruit too.

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Apple, Ginger and Lemongrass Cake


  • 50 g stork margarine
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 500g of chopped eating apples
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 4 tablespoons of Bottlegreen Ginger and lemongrass cordial
  • 1 medium egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (160 fan).
  2. Line and grease a 8inch cake tin

  3. Rub the butter and flour together to make bread crumbs.

  4. Add the sugar and ground ginger and stir in.

  5. Peel, core and chop the apples and to the mix with the orange rind.

  6. Add the egg and cordial and mix in well.

  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes until firm and golden brown.

Serve hot or cold

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  • Francene Stanley

    November 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    That looks like a great recipe. How unusual to add cordial. I guess it gives added flavour.

    1. Sew White

      November 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Thank you. Cordial is really good as it’s thick enough to not make the mix too runny but really gives cakes a strong taste.

  • Sonia

    November 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Ooh I could eat this covered in custard right now! It looks delicious :o)

    1. Sew White

      November 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

      It does work very well with custard! Hmmm. I wish I had a slice left over now x

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