Simple one bowl caramalised apple cake

1 Nov


The sad, neglected apples sitting unloved in the fruit bowl were never going to get eaten. They looked so shiny, so full of hope in the greengrocers. By the time they had completed the journey home and been relegated to the big purple ceramic fruit bowl they had begun to lose their lustre. A cake would turn these lovelies into something befitting their sweet taste.I peeled and diced three apples then stewed them with some butter, water, sugar and cinnamon until they were golden, sticky and rather delicious. Then I followed the recipe I found on for ‘easy apple cake’. The link is here if you’d like to view it:

This cake is gorgeous for morning tea and if you wanted to take it up a notch you could serve it with some double cream.

Rustic, chunky and moist – what else could you ask for in a cake?



150g melted butter

2 cups of stewed apples [tinned is fine]

2 cups self-raising flour

¾ cup caster sugar

2 heaped teaspoons cinnamon

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 150C and line a springform tin with baking paper.

Mix everything in a bowl with a silver spoon until it is just combined.

Pour into tin, bake for 40-ish minutes.

Serve warm or cool.


43 Responses to “Simple one bowl caramalised apple cake”

  1. mmmarzipan at 10:03 am #

    easy + yummy = good combo! 🙂

  2. ChgoJohn at 12:30 pm #

    I’ll be baking this on the weekend. Thanks for passing along the recipe.

    • thehungrymum at 10:47 am #

      Hope it worked out nicely for you 🙂

      • ChgoJohn at 6:16 am #

        The cake :worked” just fine. It was so easy to make and very flavorful. I’ll definitely make it again. Thanks again.

      • thehungrymum at 8:58 am #

        Fabbo! Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. daisyandthefox at 12:58 pm #

    any apple cake and i’m there!! looks so yummy 🙂

  4. WM at 2:53 pm #

    “The sad, neglected apples sitting unloved in the fruit bowl”: it sounds like literature!

  5. lazylauramaisey at 7:43 pm #

    I love the whole one-bowl scene. It fits with my lazy nature. Less washing up.

    • thehungrymum at 12:59 am #

      I hear that, girlfriend. Maybe next time I could try mixing the cake in the baking tin? Even *less* washing up.

  6. hipfoodiemom at 8:52 pm #

    Looks wonderful! Yum!

  7. Aimee@clevermuffin at 1:46 am #

    This looks beautiful! And I love one bowl recipes, even more of the time when recipes ask you to start with two I think pfffft and put it all in one 🙂

    • thehungrymum at 1:49 am #

      Snap! I am so lazy, I always cut corners [while baking from scratch] when I’m cooking.

  8. Mich - Piece of Cake at 3:33 am #

    Love the fact that its so easy, perfect for busy mothers!

  9. Zen and Genki at 6:36 pm #

    Oh, that looks so tasty and made with love!

  10. I love one bowl recipes! Cleaning and washing up are never really the fun parts of cooking are they? 🙂

  11. Sammie at 6:19 am #

    So delicious and easy to clean up!!! 🙂

  12. love easy and yummy recipes, thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum at 10:23 am #

      Anything for an easy life! Cheers for the blog love 🙂

  13. Oh how I’d like a slice right now. I just love anything made with apples…I think it is my downfall!

    • thehungrymum at 8:29 am #

      You should make it – anything with apples is practically a health food 🙂

  14. Cass @foodmyfriend at 4:55 am #

    Num num num! This looks very yummy. Love having an easy cake recipe ready to go!

    • thehungrymum at 8:28 am #

      This is easier to make than going to a store & buying a cake 🙂

  15. Parsley Sage at 12:31 pm #

    Oh this looks fabulous 🙂 Apple cake is something I very rarely make but always makes my tummy rumble when I see a picture of it!

    • thehungrymum at 5:35 am #

      Cheers! It is *so* quick to make – you should try it next time you have some apples that have seen better days!

  16. Scrambled Megs at 12:43 pm #

    looks absolutely divine x

  17. Lu at 5:52 pm #

    Love it

  18. Lu at 5:53 pm #

    I do the same thing with bananas. Haha! I have one question: How do you stew apples? And great post btw!

    • thehungrymum at 5:34 am #

      Cheers! To answer your question: dice apples into chunks, place in saucepan with some butter, cinnamon and smidge of water. Cook, stirring until soft but not mushy. I know that is very vague but that’s the way I make them!

      • Lu at 7:23 am #

        Awesome, thanks!

  19. I love apple cakes!! Hahahah I am guilty of having all these apples at home and instead of healthily crunching into them, usually stew them with honey and/or put them in cakes woops. hahahah

    • thehungrymum at 7:54 am #

      All the best intentions etc… I find I chuck more fruit than I eat. Case in point tonight with the watermelon that had gone funky in the fridge 😦


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