Sunday, 16 March 2014


I seem to have gotten into a pattern lately, where Saturdays are all about green smoothies, green tea & yoga, and sundays are all about being as lazy as possible, lunch at the pub and Tea & cake.

This is a recipe from my Grandma's old recipe book that I've adapted to make GF. My Grandma's mother had coeliac disease, however in her day there was no Doves farm gluten free self raising flour, and GF cakes & breads were bricks, or you went without.

I have been asked by a couple of people if I can recommend a GF flour mix that does not contain CORN. I can, and it's Glebe farm GF self raising flour. Glebe farm also do ready made cake mixes and I've tried the ginger one & we all thought it was excellent.


1 eating apple
25g soft brown sugar
25g unsalted butter


150g spread (i use lurpak olive)
150 doves farm self raising flour
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
half teaspoon baking powder (i use doves farm)
1 dessertspoon golden syrup

Preheat the oven to 180

line a cake tin with baking paper/greaseproof paper & grease the sides with a little butter

mix the soft brown sugar & unsalted butter together and spread with the back of a spoon onto the base of the tin (ie, onto the baking paper)

core and slice the apple thinly and arrange the slices on top of the butter/sugar mix

mix the cake mix ingredients all together, until you have a nice smooth batter.

pour into the tin, on top of the apple slices and bake for around 35- 40 mins until golden brown and soft & springy to the touch.
if you're not sure you can use a skewer to put into the cake & if it comes out clean then the cake is done, if it comes out with uncooked cake mix on it then it needs a bit longer.

Ideally serve with icecream, custard or cream.


  1. This looks fabulous...also loving your lazy weekend x

  2. Thankyou! I've never made an upside down cake before, and it really was so easy!