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British Apple Cake

A great apple cake from jolly old England
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apple dessert cakes, traditional british cakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 304kcal


  • 200 g/7 oz of butter softened
  • 200 g/7 oz soft brown sugar
  • 200 g/7 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice see NOTES
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 4 small apples like gala or granny smith peeled and diced
  • 1 large apple like gala or granny smith, cut in thin wedges
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling over the top


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180°C spray a 7 inch (18cm) round springform cake pan with non-stick spray. Mix the ground mixed spice with the flour
  • Place all of the ingredients, except the apple, into a large bowl or food mixer and beat together for 2–3 minutes until well mixed. Add the 4 diced apples and stir into mix
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared pan and arrange the sliced apples over the top before sprinkling some Demerara sugar over the top of the cake and apples
  • Bake in the oven for 55–60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for a few minutes before turning out on to a wire rack; allow to cool completely before slicing and serving


Pumpkin pie spice is a great substitute.
For 8-inch springform pan, bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg