Friday, 19 November 2010

Sticky Apple Cake

Several wrinkly deteriorating apples in my fridge and some luscious looking recipes online inspired me to make this. Dark, moist, fragrant, sweet and festively spiced with chewy chunks of soft fruit and the added bite of nuts- NOM NOM NOM.

Sticky Apple Cake
Makes one large-ish (about 13" x 9") rectangular pan's worth of oooey-gooey cake

Stir together and let soak for at least an hour:
150g sultanas
Generous glug of brandy

Melt 225g butter, then leave aside to cool.

Combine in a bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for a few minutes until thick and pale:
2 eggs
300g dark muscovado sugar
100g white granulated sugar

Add and fold until well-mixed:
The melted butter
The soaked sultanas
2 large green apples, cored and chopped
100g nuts, toasted and chopped (I used hazelnuts but use whatever you want)
250g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg

Pour into a lined 13" x 9" rectangular baking tray and bake for about 1hr 15 mins at 160C (or 140C fan-assisted). Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. Tempting recipe, nice and generous amount of Brandy always welcome too.

    Your step by step on how to make Epok - Epok was really helpful. Thank you.

  2. You're very welcome Elra, glad to be of help! x

  3. The sticky apple cake was amazing. All my family loved it! Thank you for this recipe, which I know I will make again and again. Do you know if it freezes well? Linda.

    1. Hi Linda, yes it probably freezes great, most cakes do :)

  4. Loved this. Only used 250 grammes of sugar and still delicious.

  5. Samantha this is *insanely* good..I froze half of it immediately else it would have disappeared in my house in a couple of days!
    Do you yourself ever eat any of these wicked treats? you look so amazingly slim it is hard to believe :)
    It's now in my ''most delicious and fattening recipes ever" folder..

    1. haha thanks Helen! Of course I eat them, but I usually wait for an occasion to bake for someone/some event so I can share ;) glad you enjoyed it!