Toffee and Apple Cake For ages I have had a craving for a toffee and apple cake. At first I was going to make cupcakes but then I thought why don’t I simplify matters and make a traybake . Then I decided to smarten it up a bit by cutting it into squares. So that is what I did.

Toffee and Apple Cake

The apple in the recipe makes it lovely and moist, which is especially welcomed as I made this with gluten free flour and as I have mentioned before gluten free baking always requires extra liquid.

Toffee and Apple Cake

This is a great autumnal recipe and one for Halloween and Bonfire parties but don’t save it for special occasions…everyday is special and this is an easy peasy recipe.

Toffee and Apple Cake

Toffee and Apple Cake

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Serves: 12

I made this with gluten free flour but of course just substitute for normal flour if gluten free isn't required.
  • 250g Self raising flour (I used Doves gluten free)
  • 250g Butter
  • 250g Brown sugar
  • 150g Approx grated apple
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Black treacle
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Icing
  • 150g Icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 80g Butter, very soft
  • Optional: Fudge pieces to decorate.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Gas mark 4
  2. Grease and line a traybake tin of 20 x30 cm
  3. Melt the butter and black treacle slowly in a saucepan and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla to the pan and mix well.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix gently.
  6. Carefully stir in the apple.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and tip to level off.
  8. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until firm and cooked. Use a skewer to check, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked.
  9. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack.
  10. To make the icing:
  11. In a pan gently melt the butter and sugar together.
  12. Add the milk and stir until the mixture thickens.
  13. Leave to cool.
  14. Whisk together the icing sugar and butter until smooth.
  15. Add the toffee sauce to the buttercream mixture and whisk until well combined.
  16. Cut the cake into squares and use the toffee icing to decorate. I use just a little as I find buttercream a bit sickly but if you like lots make more icing.
  17. Optional: add some fudge pieces to finish off.


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9 thoughts on “Toffee and Apple Cake

  1. Oh , this looks delicious Nova. it is not on my list to make. It would be perfect for Bonfire night

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    1. Thanks Jen, it didn’t last long here. 🙂

      Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm
  2. What an interesting combination! I love it! Thanks for the recipe.

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    1. Thank you. 🙂

      Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm
  3. This looks really gorgeous! Adding apple etc really helps with gluten-free doesn’t it. I made a pumpkin & orange slice which was one of my favourite gluten-free bakes so far!

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    1. It does, I don’t think you can ever add too much extra liquid/moisture to gluten free bakes.

      Posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm
  4. I am definitly going to bake this – just as soon as I have the ingredients and a baking tray!

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:08 am
    1. I hope you like it!

      Posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm