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Apple and Ginger Cake with Macadamia Streusel

Apple and Ginger Cake with Macadamia Streusel recipe by The Quilt Shop

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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