How to Make an Easy Mary Berry Apple Cinnamon Cake

Insider reporter Mary Berry made an apple cinnamon cake for a family dinner.
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  • I made Mary Berry’s Easy Apple Cinnamon Cake for a family dinner.
  • Berry describes the recipe as “quick and easy” and I couldn’t agree more.
  • My family are huge fans of apple pie, so this recipe was an instant hit.

I would consider myself a beginner in baking.

So last week, when I volunteered to bring dessert to a family dinner, I knew I had to find a recipe that would be simple and easy to achieve.

I soon discovered Mary Berry’s Apple Cinnamon Pie recipe, which she describes as “very quick and easy to make” in the recipe description shared by a user BBC food. I was excited to try this, especially since I had previously made Berry’s Apple and Almond Pie, which was delicious.

I measured the ingredients and prepared the apples before I started baking.

Chopped apples.
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After preheating the fan oven to 160 degrees Celsius (around 320 degrees Fahrenheit), I measured out the ingredients and peeled, cored, and sliced ​​the apples.

Then I prepared the dry ingredients.

Butter and flour combined on the left and a mixture combined with sugar and cinnamon on the right,
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According to the recipe, I rubbed the flour with the butter until it formed a breadcrumb texture. Then I mixed in the sugar and cinnamon.

Then it was time to add some apples and eggs.

Apple and Cinnamon Pie Mix.
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I then added two and a half apples and three eggs to the mixture. I whisked everything until it had a soft, gooey texture.

When the mixture was ready, I added the remaining apples.

Cake mix covered with apple slices.
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Although Berry’s recipe recommends dividing the mixture between two greased cake pans, I only had one large cake pan available, which worked.

After adding the mixture to the mold, I covered it with the remaining apple slices and sprinkled it with sugar before putting it in the preheated oven.

Berry was right – this recipe was incredibly simple and probably the easiest recipe I’ve followed. It took less than an hour to make, if I don’t count the baking time in the oven.

The cake was ready after 35 minutes.

The author’s father is in the picture cutting the cake.
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The recipe recommends baking for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and well risen.

My cake was ready after 35 minutes. I spread it with apricot jam and left it in the fridge overnight before dinner the next day.

The cake was a hit with my family.

A slice of apple and cinnamon pie.
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I served the cake at a weekend party attended by my parents, my sister, my sister’s partner and my own partner.

I heated each slice of cake for about 30 seconds in the microwave and served with a drizzle of pudding. The cake was delicious and I found the gooey consistency of the jam complemented the crisp and juicy apples.

My family loved it, especially my sister and parents who enjoyed apple pie or strudel as a favorite dessert when they were growing up. This recipe was a nice change and a perfect fall family dessert.

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