Moist Cinnamon Apple Cake

Sour Cream Apple Cake 02

I absolutely love the heavenly smell emanated when cinnamon, sugar and apples are baked together!!  This would explain my liking for apple pies, apple tarts, apple crisp and of course, this wonderfully soft and moist cinnamon apple cake!  Trust me, you will love this cake!

Preparation time:                 14 minutes

Cooking time:                       35 minutes

Serves:                                   8

100 g Q.B.B. ghee, room temperature

80 g butter, room temperature

280 g light brown caster sugar

3 medium eggs, beaten

200 g light sour cream

330 g self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

5 g ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)

300 g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced (3 apples)


60 g soft brown sugar

8 g ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the Q.B.B. ghee, butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the beaten eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the sour cream, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon powder into the bowl and combine well.
  5. Stir in the diced apples.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased 20 cm-baking pan. Sprinkle the topping on top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack thoroughly before cutting.



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