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Seven delicious apple cake recipes

06 October 2017 ( 12 November 2020 )

When fruit trees are heavy with autumn fruit why not try baking one of these deliciously moist apple cakes?

Apple cakes
Apple cakes

Bramley apple cake with crunchy topping

Apple and cinnamon cake with a crumble topping

When you can’t decide whether to bake an apple cake or apple crumble there’s only one thing to do: combine the two. This light and fluffy apple and cinnamon cake features a gorgeous crunchy nutty crumble topping, making it the perfect autumn teatime treat or apple dessert.

Recipe: apple and cinnamon cake with crumble topping

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Rosemary and apple cake

Rosemary and apple cake

Judith’s Hann’s exquisite apple cake recipe features a zingy rosemary drizzle, which she explains “adds important oomph”. Like many apple cake recipes this can be enjoyed with afternoon tea or served as a dessert with custard or cream.

Recipe: rosemary and apple cake

Bramley apple topped honey and whisky cake

Apple, honey and whisky drizzle cake

Topped with slices of tart Bramley apples, this cake includes a drizzle of sweet and warming honey and whisky making this zesty cake ideal for wet and windy autumn afternoons.

Recipe: apple, honey and whisky cake

Bramley apple and olive oil cake

Bramley apple and olive oil cake

Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins’ recipe for apple and olive oil cake is a (slightly) healthy alternative to the usual sugar and butter filled cakes. Naturally sweetened with sultanas and featuring olive oil instead of butter or margarine, this cake is then topped with a crunchy walnut topping and can be served with apple puree and cream.

Recipe: Bramley apple and olive oil cake

Blackberry and apple upside down cake

Blackberry and apple upside down cake

You can’t go wrong with a blackberry and apple combo, traditional partners in pies and crumbles and now even cake. This delightful blackberry and apple pudding cake can make a lovely dessert after a Sunday lunch, and the leftovers can be enjoyed cold with a cup of tea the next day.

Recipe: blackberry and apple upside down cake

Bramley apple and cider pudding cake

Bramley apple and cider pudding cake

One of our most popular cake recipes, and for good reason! This apple and cider cake is extremely easy to make and versatile too – enjoy hot or cold, with an optional dollop of ice cream.

Recipe: Bramley apple and cider pudding cake

German apple cake

German apple cake

German cakes and tarts often feature a wide range of fresh fruit, including fresh apples. This apple cake is topped with crunchy almonds and is best served warm with a good dollop of cream.

Recipe: German apple cake

Looking for more baking ideas? Visit our baking recipe section for more delicious ideas, including recipes for autumn cakes and winter cakes

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