My Autumn Apple Sponge Cake

"A pretty cake made with fresh apples. Perfect to serve with ice cream, custard, cream etc. Easy to make - no tricky instructions, so you can even let the little ones have a go or help out!"
photo by The 500 Chef photo by The 500 Chef
photo by The 500 Chef
photo by The 500 Chef photo by The 500 Chef
photo by jayros2007 photo by jayros2007
photo by jayros2007 photo by jayros2007
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Ready In:
8-10 slices




  • 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.

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  1. jayros2007
    I made this 3X this was too tasty not to cut and gobble up..tomorrow is my dad in laws 65th bday@his wife asked me to make this (4 the 3rd time in 5days,Promise:) for him,the only change is instead of 125g of flour...etc,I made it looks good but I hope it's tasty also as the first 2 that I mom told me to make this for her&my dad this sunday (life in abroad is hard,we see each other only once a wk),we usually share recipes though she's a good cook than me:) my hubby&son,we all love this&I really thank u for sharing.
  2. Tina and Dave
    I would have taken a photo - but wasn't quick enough! Clear directions; only change was to add some ground all-spice and extra cinnamon. We all loved this and I'll certainly be making it again! Thanks!
  3. Lil Chef Beth
    I made this today. My only problem is it gets eaten so fast. (it's all gone!) I couldn't find any cooking apples so used braeburns and they were perfect for it. We had it with toffee ice cream.



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