Blueberry and apple cake recipe

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  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours (may need 15 mins extra)
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Five A DayOne

This classic blueberry and apple cake is a real comforter- forget the calories and treat yourself!


  • 250g (9oz) self-raising flour5ml (1tsp) baking powder
  • 225g (8oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150g (5oz) melted butter
  • 2 small peeled, cored and chopped apples
  • 175g (6oz) fresh blueberries
  • 75g (3oz) sifted icing sugar




  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.
  2. Place the self-raising flour in a bowl with the baking powder, caster sugar, eggs and melted butter. Beat with an electric whisk until smooth.
  3. Fold in 2 small peeled, cored and chopped apples and 175g (6oz) fresh blueberries.
  4. Grease a 20cm (8in) square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 1-1 1/4 hrs until golden and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out and leave to cool completely.
  5. Mix the icing sugar with 30-45ml (2-3tbsp) warm water to make a smooth icing. Spread over the cake. Leave until set, then cut into 12 squares.
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies