Apple and Ginger Cake with Macadamia Streusel

My sewing group has requested this yummy

and spicy cake on more than one occasion.




2 cups self-raising flour

1 1/2 tsps ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup caster sugar

2/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup golden syrup

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

400gm can pie apple slices

vanilla custard, to serve

Macadamia Streusel

1/2 cup plain flour

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 cup chopped unsalted macadamias

60gm unsalted butter, melted



  1. Invert base of a 24cm springform pan. Grease and line base and side with baking paper.

  2. Sift flour, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.

  3. Whisk buttermilk, syrup, oil and eggs in a medium bowl. Add to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Do not over-mix. Pour into prepared pan. Top evenly with apple slices.

  4. To make streusel, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until mixture resembles large breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over apple.

  5. Cook in a moderately slow oven (160C) for about i hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cake in pan for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  6. Serve cake and custard warm.

  7. Enjoy!

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