Apple and rooibos cake

By Drum Digital
07 December 2015

Serves 6

Preparation: 10 min

Cooking: 50 min


420 g flour

5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda

5 ml (1 t) cinnamon

1 ml (¼ t) salt

3 eggs

420g castor sugar

375 ml (1½ c) oil

80 ml (? c) strong rooibos tea

3 green apples, chopped

150 g pecan nuts, chopped

10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence


80 ml (? c) sugar

45 ml (3 T) water

1 rooibos teabag

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

  1. Cake Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
  2.  Add the sugar, oil and rooibos tea to the eggs and continue to beat for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients. Fold in the apples, pecan nuts and vanilla Essemce. Pour the batter into a greased springform cake tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Leave to cool.
  3. Syrup Place the sugar, water and teabag in a small pot and bring to the boil. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over the cake and serve.

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