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Apple shortcake

Delicious apple shortcake slice is great for and afternoon snack but even better for dessert served with cream
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Apple, Cake, dessert, Fresh, Homemade, shortcake, Slice
Servings: 15


Shortcake dough

  • 180 g Salted butter Softened
  • ¾ cup Sugar granulated
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder


  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Apples Equivalent to 2 cups cooked apples
  • cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice



  • Peel and slice apples i use this apple peeling and slicing tool.
  • Place apples in a pot with ⅛ cup water and lemon juice
  • Cook until soft
  • Set aside until you are ready to use

Preheat oven

  • Preheat the oven to 170°c or 340°F fan-bake. Line a baking tray with baking paper

Shortcake Dough

  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy
  • Add eggs one at a time beating well
  • Sift flour and baking powder into creamed butter mixture and stir together
  • Rest dough in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Split dough in half and roll out to fit your desired pan size.
  • Place bottom layer of dough in you pan then add apples on top and sprinkle with cinnamon then add top layer
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden


Dust with icing sugar and enjoy on its own or with cream, yoghurt or ice cream.
This slice keeps best covered at room temperature.