Apple cake with a warm honey glaze

One way of getting children to eat more fruit is to include it in a food you know they will like such as cake. The sweet, soft texture of cake goes well with a cooked fruit such as apple and plum. Children can also be enlisted to help in the preparation.


125g soft non dairy margarine, at room temperature

125g caster sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten and at room temperature

100g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

50g ground almonds

1 tsp almond essence

80 ml Oat Drink

2 eating apples, peeled and cut into slices

2 tbsp runny honey


Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Grease a cake tin measuring 20 - 22cm across and line with silicone baking paper. Beat the margarine and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy.

Gradually beat in the egg. Sieve together the flour and the baking powder and fold into the mixture, together with the ground almonds. Add the almond essence to the Oat Drink and gradually fold this into the cake mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and arrange the  slices of apple in concentric rings around the top of the cake. Bake in the oven for 40 - 50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake come out clean.

As the cake cools, heat the honey (10 seconds in a microwave) and brush over the surface of the cake. Remove the cake from the tin and cool down on a cooling rack.