Caramel Apple Sponge Pudding

Recipe by Kookaburra

Oh wow! This is seriously good! Slightly tart apples topped with a light sponge and drizzled (before cooking) with a caramel sauce that works its way through the whole dish! Real comfort food! I found this recipe in Australia's 'Delicious' Cooking Magazine and have adapted it slightly. It will serve 8 generously but could stretch to more if necessary.

Top Review by Heather L.

I defy anyone to cook this cake at the specified temperature for the specified time. Even before starting, I figured that wasn't right. I cooked it for nearly an hour. Needs foil on top after 30-40 mins to stop it going too dark. Next time, I would also only make half the quantity of caramel topping. All in all the cake was delicious but definitely the stuff heart attacks are made of with all that topping. I think it would definitely be lighter and as yummy with half the topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Butter a large glass or ceramic baking dish approx 32cm x 23cm x 5cm (12" x 9" x 2").
  3. Peel, core and slice apples 1cm (approx 1/2") thick.
  4. Pile apples into the baking dish, adding more apple if necessary to generously cover the bottom of the dish.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Make a well in the centre and add milk, butter and eggs and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes pale and the beaters leave a trail.
  7. Spoon batter evenly over the apples and smooth out with the back of a large spoon.
  8. Combine brown sugar, golden syrup and water in a small saucepan.
  9. Stir over medium heat until the mixture has become liquid and the brown sugar has melted.
  10. Stop stirring and allow mixture to come to the boil.
  11. Remove immediately from heat and pour evenly over the batter.
  12. Place dish on the centre shelf of the preheated 180°C (350°F) oven.
  13. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  14. Dust lightly with icing sugar to serve and serve with thick cream.

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