Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Toffee apple cake

Who can resist the sound of a toffee apple cake? - I can't :)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 8-10 people
  • Prep time: 30-40 mins
  • Baking time: 30-45 mins
What you will need:

200g unsalted butter, softened
50g caster sugar
250g apples, peeled, cored and diced
150g soft light brown sugar
3 eggs
150g self raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (this is something I added, to avoid the cake having an eggy taste)
Optional: whipped cream or icing sugar to serve

How to make:

1) In a large frying pan, gently heat 50g of the butter and all the caster sugar until melted and golden brown. Add the diced apples and fry gently for 7-8 minutes until they start to soften and caramelise. Remove the apples using a slotted spoon and set aside the pan with the juices to use later. Scatter the apples over the base of a 22cm round cake tin (which has been greased and lined with parchment paper)

2) With an electric whisk, cream together the remaining butter (150g) and brown sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the sifted flour and baking powder to the mixture and fold gently

3) Spoon the batter over the the apples in the cake tin, and make the surface level. Place the cake tin on a baking tray, and bake in the centre of the oven for 30-45 mins (recipe suggested 40-45 mins, but my cake took 30 mins to bake). Test it with a tooth pick to check the batter is dry, then remove from oven, leave to cool for a bit and then turn upside down onto a wire rack

4) Put the frying pan with the leftover juices back on a low heat, and heat gently until warmed through

5) With a fine skewer or a wooden cocktail stick, make holes over the surface of the cake. Put the cake on a plate and pour over the apple syrup, letting it soak in. Serve with whipped cream or dust with icing sugar

Fresh out of the oven (like the pink cake tin?) :)

Not the best shot
This cake is light and fluffy, and the apples taste lovely with it. I had to use a larger cake tin because I did not have the 22cm size, so I felt the apples were not evenly spread, nor was the syrup enough to cover the entire cake. So these are notes for the future, either buy the correct tin or make more of the apple and syrup :) Other than that, this is a very tasty cake mashAllah, really soft, delicate and scrumptious. Enjoy :)


  1. Deeeelicious :)

  2. Love the taste of apple with sugar and wonderfully spongy cake- welldone, keep up the good work :) Keep on baking ;)

    1. Thank you soooo much :)) yes it is delicious! Thank u for the encouragement :)