Spiced Apple Brown Sugar Cake



A quick and easy cake for using up those soft apples. It also can be warmed and served with custard or clotted cream – well I am in Dorset!! – for a delicious dessert. 


Spiced Apple Brown Sugar Cake

Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 200 g of butter softened
  • 200 g of soft brown sugar
  • 200 g of self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 free-range eggs large and beaten
  • 4 apples (small eating apples), such as Cox’s Orange Pippins, cored and diced (skin on)
  • 1 apple (large eating apple), cored and cut into wedges
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling over the top


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  • Butter an 18cm round cake tin.
  • Mix the ground mixed spice with the flour in a large bowl, then add all of the remaining ingredients except for the apples.
  • Beat together for 2–3 minutes until well mixed and add the 4 diced apples. Fold in carefully.
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and arrange the sliced apples over the top before sprinkling the demerara sugar mix evenly over the top of the cake and apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 – 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out on to a wire rack.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.

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