Spiced brown sugar apple cake

1 hour 30 minutes


  • 200g of butter, softened
  • 200g of soft brown sugar
  • 200g of self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 free-range eggs, large and beaten
  • 4 apples, (small eating apples), such as Cox’s Orange Pippins, cored and diced (skin on)
  • 1 apple, (large eating apple), cored and cut into wedges
  • Demerara sugar, for sprinkling over the top


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and liberally butter and line a 7 inch (18cm) round cake tin. Mix the ground mixed spice with the flour
lace all of the ingredients, except the apple, into a large bowl or food mixer and beat together for 2–3 minutes until well mixed and amalgamated. Add the 4 diced apples and stir into mix
Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin 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 a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out on to a wire rack; allow to cool completely before slicing and serving