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apple loaf cake

Apple Loaf Cake

This is an easy Apple Loaf Cake recipe for a delicious everyday cake that is packed full of wonderful apple flavours. Warmly spiced and buttery it lasts well and is great for lunchboxes and picnics.

Course cake
Cuisine English
Keyword apple, apple cake, stewed apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 286 kcal


  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 200 grams plain flour 150
  • 150 grams stewed apples room temperature
  • 100 grams melted salted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C/325 F/Gas Mark 3

  2. Beat the 2 eggs and 200 grams of caster sugar together in a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk or free standing mixer for a couple of minutes until pale and slightly thick.

    If you are mixing by hand then mix/beat until slightly thick and pale too. It may take you longer than a couple of minutes.

  3. Add in the 150 grams of stewed apples and mix again for 30 seconds or so. Tip in 200 grams of plain flour, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon,1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp of bicarbonate of soda and mix together thoroughly.

  4. Now pour in the melted butter and slowly mix together at first to avoid splashing the butter and then mix again faster to ensure the butter is well incorporated.

  5. Empty the batter into the cake liner and tin.

  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean. I use a cocktail stick for this. I usually find it bursts from the middle and then rises into a domed top.

  7. Remove from tin and allow to cool completely before cutting.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use an independent oven thermometer as oven temperatures can vary greatly to those that you program in. It's crazy how much.
  • Be accurate with your measurements. Sounds obvious but it matters annoyingly.
  • Make sure the bicarbonate and baking powder are in date (it’s easy to miss their expiration date)
  • Get all ingredients ready before you begin.
  • Line your loaf tin with a paper case for all round ease. I love the whole no faff of cake liners.
  • Don't open your oven door before 40 minutes are up if you are checking your cake is baked early and even then be as quick and careful as you can. If the oven temperature drops then your cake probably will!
  • Take time to make sure it is baked all the way through.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 312IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.