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Chilli Apple Cake

Chilli Apple Cake

  • Cooking Time
    1hr 10min
  • Difficulty
  • Serves

Recipe by Zanele Mgwaza


• 3 Red Apples
• 2 Tbs (30ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 4 Eggs
• 3/4 cup (150g) Selati Castor Snow, plus extra for dusting
• 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
• 150g Butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla essence
• 2 tablespoons (30ml) Orange Juice
• 1 Orange rind, finely grated
• 2 cups (240g) Cake Wheat Flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus a pinch for dusting
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• Generous pinch dried chilli flakes

Orange Cream:
• 1 cup (250ml) Cream
• 4 tablespoons Selati Castor Snow
• 4 tablespoons Orange Juice.


• Preheat oven to 180ºC.
• Grease and line a 20cm spring form baking tin.
• Wash, peel and slice apples (thinly) and place them in a bowl with lemon juice
• Beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
• Add milk, melted butter, vanilla essence, orange juice and orange zest.
• Sift flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder then fold into the wet ingredients.
• Pour batter into the tin, then layer the soaked apples on top.
• Sprinkle with castor sugar, cinnamon and chilli flakes.
• Bake for 1 hour.
• Remove from the tin and leave to cool on a cooling rack
• For the orange cream, whisk cream with Castor Sugar and orange juice.
• Serve cake slices with a dollop of orange cream.