Lumberjack Cake

A new recipe this month, especially to help you to cope with the fallout from the “Car-Owner Virus”!

Lumberjack Cake


2 Apples – core, then cut and or chop into about 8 pieces per apple.

1 teaspoon Bi-carb of soda

1 cup boiling water

125 grams Butter

1 cup (250 mls) sugar

1 egg

1 teasp. Vanilla

1½ cups flour

Extra 60 grams butter (hold in reserve)

½ cup brown sugar

1-2 teaspoons milk

½ cup shredded coconut


  1. Finely chop apples and combine with water and Bi-carb. Cool until lukewarm.
  2. Cream butter and sugar til light and fluffy, then add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Sift in flour then add your chopped up apple. Mix. Pour into and cook for approx. 45 – 60 mins. Then…
  4. Combine extra butter, brown sugar, milk and coconut and stir over low heat
  5. Spread this last mixture over the cake and then cook for about 20 minutes.
  6. Let it cool, then Enjoy!


Note: This is a recipe given to me by a dear old lady from the ‘Outback’. One of the genuine old ‘bush cooks’. She wrote it out for me, I put it into my trip book in the Landy, then promptly forgot about it for about 25 years. The recipe may be a bit stale but I’m sure that the cake won’t be!  I haven’t tried it but the it sounds delicious. You try it, and if it is good please drop the editor a line so that others can also take it to the bush with them.

  • Neil Flower.



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