Apple and Cinnamon Cake


Our apple and cinnamon cake is a lightly spiced fruity bake that is perfect with your morning coffee. This simple sponge is elevated to become a beautiful bake with an eye-catching apple topping.

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  • Serves 10

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Cooking time 1 hr 15 mins

  • Total time 1 hr 30 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 362 per serving

  • Costs Cheap as chips


  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 eating apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2tbsp warmed, sieved apricot jam
  • 1tsp demerara sugar
you will need
  • a 20cm round cake tin, the base lined with baking parchment


Using apricot jam to glaze this apple and cinnamon cake adds a beautiful shine and extra fruity flavour. This cake is really simple to make, with all the cake ingredients being combined in just one bowl. It takes over an hour in the oven, but will fill your home with the most incredible smell whilst baking. Apple and cinnamon is a classic flavour combination. The spice of cinnamon complements the natural sweetness of the apple to give a warm and autumnal effect. For more recipes that celebrate this delicious combination, try our apple and cinnamon flapjacks or our baked apple and cinnamon cheesecake.

  1. Heat the oven to 190C. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles. Fold in the flour and cinnamon. Spread into the prepared tin.
  2. Arrange the apples on top of the cake mixture. Bake for 1 hr-1 hr 15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean (if necessary, cover the cake with baking parchment and return to the oven for a further 10 mins or until cooked). Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 mins. Brush the apples with apricot glaze and sprinkle with demerara sugar just before serving.