Fast, Fresh, Simple: Apple & Blueberry Cake

Long weekends are such a blessing.  No need to rush around.   Time to share with friends and time to bake :).

I was planning to bake a cake to bring to a gathering with the old high school crew but by the time I had it in the oven, it was already time to go :(.  No huge issues though when you have some Honey Joys ready to go haha ;).

Anyhow, I left some instructions for my dear mother and when I returned home, the cake had come out beautifully :). Great team effort!


Apple & Blueberry Cake

adapted from Donna Hay’s Fast, Fresh, Simple 

(underlined parts are the changes – not many really)

Serve 8-10



  • 1 ½ cups (225g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • ¾  cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 
  • 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup  fresh or frozen blueberries
  • cinnamon sugar 


  1. Preheat oven to 160C (325F).
  2. Place flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs and milk in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until just combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased 19cm springform tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Top with the apples and the blueberries.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake is cooked when tested with a skewer.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and then allow to cool.  Serve it up!
Mixed up!

Mixed up!

because I placed a lot of blueberries in the middle...

because I placed a lot of blueberries in the middle…

they sunk to the bottom when it was baking for a blueberry surprise in the middle :D

…they sunk to the bottom when it was baking for a blueberry surprise in the middle :D

And from another angle ;)

And from another angle ;)

One final photo - need to work on presentation...

One final photo – need to work on presentation…

Was very yummy and so very simple!

I know I’ll be having a slice tomorrow when I get going with the Three 4 Three Challenge ;).  Would love it if you’d join in but if it’s a bit too challenging right now, if you are able to give a donation to this dream of mine that would be amazing!

Have a great Queen’s Birthday day off for those working folks ;).

♥ Ames

Question time: What do you like to do when you have a day off?

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