Spoiling our guests with delicious food has always been a key element of the Singita experience. From gourmet feasts and grassland picnics, to delectable bakes and alfresco breakfasts, we aim to make every meal something to remember. We asked chef Donna Patterson at Singita Grumeti to tell us about one of her favourite tea-time treats to serve at Singita’s lodges, and she kindly shared the simple steps for putting together her world famous Apple Caramel Cake.
This cake recipe is a favourite among all our guests, far and wide. It is baked time and again at all the Singita lodges throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and is by far the most requested recipe by guests! It’s absolutely delicious and easy to make, as you’ll see:
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup cream
2 Tblsp melted butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
For the cake:
Beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric beater until it doubles in size. Add the cream and melted butter and continue to mix.
Sift the flour and baking powder onto the surface of the egg mixture and fold through lightly with a metal spoon.
Thinly slice your apple and arrange in a spiral around the top of the cake mixture in your prepared baking tin.
Bake at 160°C until golden brown.
For the glaze:
In a pot boil together, 100g brown sugar, 100g butter and 100ml cream.
Pour this sauce over the top of the cake when it comes out of the oven. Allow to cool in the tin before serving.
Here’s a handy online volume converter you can use to adjust the metric measurements if necessary.