I have a special recipe to share with you today.

It’s not so much the recipe that’s special, but the memories of where the recipe comes from. This really is one of the nicest cake recipes that I’ve ever made and is a frequent one that I bake now.

It comes from a B&B that we stayed in a couple of years ago in Santa Monica, LA. We were going over to CHA in Anaheim and stayed here for a couple of nights first. I found the B&B online. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, but this little place went way beyond all of our expectations.

They are part of the small chain of Four Sisters Inns.

Each Inn is unique and the rooms are all decorated individually. We loved our room.

But it was the personal touches that did it for us. As we arrived we could smell fresh baking. The ladies that run the B&B bake in the open kitchen/office. There are always bake goodies in the larder for you to help yourself. As we arrived to our room there was a plate of homemade cookies with a hand written note welcoming us.

Downstairs was beautiful and such a nice place to chill.

Breakfast was amazing and there was wine and cheese and lots of other goodies laid out here for you to help yourself from 5pm.

We didn’t want to leave.

As you walked 2 mins down the road from the Inn you were on the beach.

We walked to Santa Monica pier along the path way on the beach which took about 20mins.

This was the nicest place that we’ve ever stayed in. We have the fondest memories and would love to go back one day. I bought their recipe book whilst I was there. You can view it here.

Today I want to share the Apple Coffee Cake with you.


1 1/2 Cup Plain Flour

2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Milk

1/4 Cup Butter melted

2  Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 tblsp Flour

1 tsp Cinnamon


Preheat Oven to 400f – 200c, grease an 8×8” tray. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, sugar and cinnamon and set to one side. Beat the egg, milk and melted butter in another dish. Add to the flour mixture. Add apples and pour in to the tray. Now combine the brown sugar, flour, butter  and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the cake batter.

Bake for 25mins.

I promise you, it’s good. I had a slice with coffee for lunch yesterday.

Enjoy xx