Apple cake traybake

    45 min

    A delicious traybake cake that's quick to throw together. Apples are baked on top of a deliciously moist sponge cake. Enjoy a slice plain or take it to the next level with custard, cream or ice cream.

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    Serves: 25 

    • 200g unsalted butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 375g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1.5kg apples - peeled, cored and sliced
    • raisins (optional)
    • unsalted butter for brushing
    • caster sugar for sprinkling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a 30x40cm baking tray with butter.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest and beat into the butter mixture, alternating with eggs.
    3. Spread cake mixture onto prepared baking tray, cover with apple slices and sprinkle with lemon juice and raisins, if using.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Brush cake with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    I have literally just eaten some of this with my family and it was really good! I thought that it would be too apple-y, but it was just right. I used self-raising flour, so only added 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and I had to add some milk to the cake mixture because it was going to be way too dry. I also used mixed fruit on top the cake and sprinkled cinnamon on the top which was nice.  -  02 Jan 2014


    Ymmmmm  -  07 May 2015


    I like this cake. I bought a box of wonderful Fuji apples and wanted to make some things that I hadn't made before. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I think the temperature for baking it was a little high, and as a result, the cake and the apples turned out a little dry. I would lower the temp to 375. The flavor is great and I loved the lemon zest and the shortcake-like cake layer. We ate a piece right out of the pan, and then later with vanilla ice cream on top, and then even later, with our coffee! Really good, thanks for the recipe.  -  05 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)