Easy Caramelised Apple Cake

Easy Caramelised Apple Cake

Serves 8-10

So, a few weeks ago,  I saw Veggie Mama’s Peaches and Cream Cake and it was love at first sight. I wanted to make it, bake it and of course,  I wanted to eat it. The only problem was, I didn’t have any peaches, “insert sad face.” But I did have a lot of apples “insert happy face,” and so this light caramelly-appley-cinammon sensation was born. I think the cake and the milk are the hidden heroes in this little beauty making it all light, fluffy and (I have to say,) marvellously moist! This cake is sure to be the apple of everybody’s eye whether you serve it up as a teatime treat or warm from the oven with a dollop of cream. I’ve included the Thermomix and the regular recipe, so now everyone can have their cake and eat it! Huzzah!

Ingredients

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1.5 cm pieces

3/4 cup (160g)  sugar

125g unsalted butter, softened

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup (130g) cream

1/4 cup (80g) milk

Easy Caramelised Apple Cake

How to: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 160C fan-forced. Grease and line base of a deep round (or if you have it, a heart shaped) cake tin.
  2. Heat one tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pan  until the sugar melts. Add apples and cook for 5 minutes until browned and the sauce is a rich-ish caramel. Set aside and leave to cool.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla, cream and milk. Mix to combine.
  4. Add the apple mixture and fold in gently.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  6. Leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

How to: Thermomix

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 160C fan-forced. Grease and line base of a deep round cake tin.
  2. If using raw sugar, mill for 5 seconds  on speed 9.
  3. Chop butter for 5 seconds on speed 8. Add butterfly and mix for 1 minute  on speed 4, scraping down lid and sides of bowl half way through. Remove the butterfly.
  4. Add vanilla to TM bowl. With the blades running on  speed 3, add the eggs through the hole in the lid, this should take about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, cream and milk and mix for 10 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down lid and sides if necessary, mix for another 10 seconds on speed 4.
  6. Add the apples the cake mixture and mix for 10 seconds  on reverse speed 3 using the spatula to assist.
  7. Using a spatula, transfer the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  8. Leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

 

  • Yum Sam! I love an apple cake. This looks like a dream.

  • I can feel my hips widening! But oh my, how yummy xx

  • There’s a lot to be said for good old fashioned apple cake – dairy, sugar, eggs and flour!!! Love it.

  • Yum I love apple cake, that looks awesome, will have to try it!

  • That looks so yummy – I am not an Apple Tart of any kind person, but this looks yum

    • It really is! I’m not an apple tart lover, but I’m a sucker for an apple cake, especially when the apples are teamed up with some cinnamon!

  • That’s another yummy recipe. I’m planning some easy recipe for holidays week. We’ll go to south of France so a lot of food discovery will be included. xx cathy

  • Yum I’m going to make this this weekend. Oh for a heart shaped tin though – so sweet!

    • I’m all heart! I have heart shaped cake tins (big and small,) heart shaped cookie cutters and even heart shaped muffin trays. What can I say? I heart hearts! Let me know how you go if you make it!

  • I would much rather eat apple cake anyway. A great recipe find.

  • Sammie Wow! Love it all…… the heart, the flavour combination as well as your happy face. I do love a moist cake, mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    Fabulous Foodie Fridays would be lost without you lovely lady, thanks for joining in the fun!
    Have a beautiful weekend! xx

    • Everything looks (and tastes) better in a heart shape, don’t you think?! Here’s to a delicious weekend! Hope you get to have your cake and eat it! x

  • Giulia Porro

    I saw that cake as well and wanted to try it! Now there are two I want to try! Gotta love fluffy cakes 🙂 x

    • That’s life’s big dilemma, isn’t it? So many cakes to make, so little time! Love fluffy cakes. But then again, I love all cakes… never met a cake I didn’t love! x

  • Fleur @ Our Urban Box

    Yum!! I love a good apple cake. Might be something I whip up tomorrow!

  • Ooh this looks good. Apples + Cake = best thing ever!

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  • I found your blog through a thermomix page recommending the most delicious cakes and they are right Sam, this is diabolically delicious 😀 I made the mixture in my thermie whilst browing the apples and left it to bake while cooking dinner and it is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. P.S. I too had thyroid cancer, 2 operations within 4 days of each other followed shortly by radio ioidine therapy at Randwick Hospital when I was 30 and my second son was 3 months old. So I sympathise with what was a difficult time for you but now that I have discovered your blog, I will check in occasionally. Enjoy your day, kind regards Merryn@merrynsmenu.blogspot.com.au 😀

    • Hey Merilyn! How lovely to hear from you! I am pleased you loved the cake! If you love cake, you’ve come to the right place. I LOVE it! Sorry to hear about your run in with the big C – it must have been so hard having radioactive iodine with your son so small. I hope you’re all good now! I’m pleased we found each other!

  • Sharing is caring and I believe that cake makes everything better 🙂