225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

175g/6oz Margarine or Butter

175g/6oz Granulated Sugar

3 Eggs

1 level teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

2 Eating Apples (peeled, cored & roughly chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease a 2lb/900g loaf tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  2. Beat margarine and sugar together.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the sieved flour and cinnamon, if used.
  5. Mix in the chopped apples and stir well. .
  6. Transfer to prepared tin, level top with back of spoon. 
  7. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in a central oven position until risen and ‘firm’ to the touch. 
  8. Allow to stand in tin for about 5 minutes, then, turn onto a wire tray to cool.