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 November 1, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    easy + yummy = good combo! 🙂

  2. ChgoJohn November 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum November 10, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      Hope it worked out nicely for you 🙂

      • ChgoJohn November 11, 2012 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 November 11, 2012 at 8:58 am #

        Fabbo! Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. daisyandthefox November 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum January 20, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Apple is a great foil to the richness of cake 🙂

  4. WM November 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum November 2, 2012 at 1:02 am #

      Sometimes baking is like literature 🙂

  5. lazylauramaisey November 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum November 2, 2012 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 November 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Looks wonderful! Yum!

  7. Aimee@clevermuffin November 2, 2012 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 November 2, 2012 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 November 2, 2012 at 3:33 am #

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

  9. Zen and Genki November 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Oh, that looks so tasty and made with love!

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

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

    • thehungrymum November 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

      Couldn’t agree more! Anything for an easy life 🙂

  11. Sammie November 5, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    So delicious and easy to clean up!!! 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 5, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      Anything to make the dreaded washing up easier 🙂

  12. Shanshan Lam (@food_religion) November 5, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    love easy and yummy recipes, thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum November 5, 2012 at 10:23 am #

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

  13. Profiteroles & Ponytails November 6, 2012 at 2:55 am #

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

    • thehungrymum November 6, 2012 at 8:29 am #

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

  14. Cass @foodmyfriend November 6, 2012 at 4:55 am #

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

    • thehungrymum November 6, 2012 at 8:28 am #

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

  15. Parsley Sage November 6, 2012 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 November 7, 2012 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 November 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    looks absolutely divine x

  17. Lu November 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Love it

  18. Lu November 6, 2012 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 November 7, 2012 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 November 7, 2012 at 7:23 am #

        Awesome, thanks!

  19. Christine (@cookingcrusade) November 13, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    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 November 13, 2012 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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