- 6 ½ oz (185g) plain flour
- 2 heaped tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 oz (140g) caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ¼ pint (5 fluid ounces) ground nut or salad or corn oil
- ¼ pint (5 fluid ounces) Duskin Apple Juice (Sweet or Medium varieties such as Gala, Cox, Jonagold, or Russet)
Sieve flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add sugar and syrup.
Gradually stir in the eggs, oil, and Apple juice and beat well to make a smooth batter.
Pour batter into two greased and lined 8” (20cm) sandwich tins.
Bake in preheated oven 170C / 325F / Gas 3 for 30 to 35 mins. Turn out and leave to cool.
Sandwich your cakes together with Apple jam, or make double the quantity of Chocolate Fudge Icing (below) and use half to sandwich the cakes together and the rest on the top.
Chocolate Fudge Icing
- 1 ½ oz (40g) butter (or for a Dairy Free alternative, use a Dairy Free spread)
- 1 oz (25g) cocoa, sieved
- Approx. 3 tsp water or Duskin Apple Juice
- 4 oz (100g) icing sugar, sieved
Melt butter or Dairy Free spread in a small saucepan over a low heat.
Stir in the cocoa and cook very gently for 1 min.
Remove from heat and stir in water or Apple Juice and icing sugar.
Mix well to a spreading consistency and spread on cake and leave to set.
Enjoy with a glass of your favorite Duskin Apple Juice
They say variety is the spice of life and an apple is a versatile thing; you can eat it raw or cooked, sliced or diced, dried or juiced. The ways are limited only by the wild imagination of the chefs and dreamers...
We use only local Kentish apples, pressed in season to avoid long cold-storage. Our In-the-bottle pasteurisation process preserves flavour and particularly aroma. We use no additives except for a tiny amount Vitamin C as an antioxidant and we use minimal packaging - we like to keep everything simple.
Duskin uses apples in single varieties, of which there are well over two thousand. We believe that Kentish apples are the best for juice and we are very lucky to be in the Garden of England and source them locally. We currently produce 9 individual varieties. Just English apple juice in a bottle.