My Autumn Apple Sponge Cake

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat the oven to 180c/gas4. Grease and line the base of a loose based tin approximately 20cm.
  • Cut the apples into quarters and remove the cores. Slice lengthways and toss in bowl of lemon juice.
  • Sieve the flour, cinnamon and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add butter, eggs, sugar, sultanas and lemon zest. Beat for 4-5 mins until thoroughly mixed.
  • Place mixture in the cake tin and carefully level the top. Dry off apples with kitchen towl or drain well and arrange slices in a pattern on the top of cake mix.
  • Bake for around 30-35 minutes - until springy. Once cooked allow to stand for 5 mins then remove from tin and place on wire cooling rack.
  • Serve as it is or lightly dust with icing sugar.