Simple Apple and Blueberry Cake

Posted on May 24, 2019 in Baking, Picnic Inspired

Donna Hay’s Fast Fresh Simple cookbook saves the day yet again with her Simple Apple and Blueberry cake. 

I’ve made this gem of a cake a few times now, and it always comes out perfect. Enjoy a bit of creative fun by playing around with the toppings.

We always have half eaten bananas leftover from you know who, and our Easter chocolate supply doesn’t seem to be shrinking, so I’m actually contemplating banana and chocolate. If you discover a winning combo, let me know. Enjoy 🙂

Simple Apple and Blueberry Cake
Simple Apple and Blueberry Cake


Cake Mix

  • 225g self raising flour*
  • 165g caster sugar*
  • 125ml milk
  • 125g soft butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1 apple, sliced thinly
  • 100g of blueberries
  • 25g of flaked almonds (didn’t use)
  • Cinnamon (my addition)
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a spring form tin
  2. In a food mixer, add all the cake mix ingredients and mix on low until combined
  3. Scrape it into the cake tin and level it out evenly
  4. Top with the apple slices evenly and scatter over the almonds and blueberries
  5. Finally sprinkle with the demerara sugar and bake in the oven for 45 mins.
  6. Check that the cake is fully baked with a skewer before removing from the oven (Insert skewer to centre of cake if it comes out clean it’s done, if not bake for a further 5 mins and try again)
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack before gobbling the whole thing up.

* Half almond meal half SR flour worked out nicely too * I use less sugar, still tastes good

Simple Apple and Blueberry cake. 

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