Lumberjack cake




This easy lumberjack cake is made with apples, dates and has a delicious coconut topping.




  1. Preheat oven to 180.C fanbake. Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin.
  2. Add apples, dates and baking soda to a bowl. Pour in boiling water, mix together and set aside while you make the batter. (10 mins)
  3. Melt butter in a large microwave proof bowl, pour in sugar and whisk together. Crack in the egg and a teaspoon of vanilla then mix again. 
  4. Add the apple and date mixture and sift in the flour and baking powder. Fold everything together until just combined. 
  5. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 55 minutes. (or until cake springs back when you press it)
  6. Topping: Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together. 
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and carefully spread the topping over the cake. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the tin to cool, then turn out and place on a serving plate.  
  9. Dust the cake with icing sugar before serving. 

Recipe by VJ Cooks at