Recipe: Apple Cakes With Icing & Toffee Sauce

freshly baked apple cakes decorated with icing, toffee sauce and a piece of apple

I’m back with another recipe today, what better time of year for a toffee apple themed bake than between Halloween and Bonfire Night? Read on if you’d like to find out how to bake these apple cakes with icing and toffee sauce.

This recipe was originally shared on my blog in November 2022.


The cakes

95g caster sugar
100g salted butter
100g self-raising flour (plus a little extra)
2 eggs (medium)
Freshly cooked apple

The topping

White piping icing
Askey’s Treat toffee sauce


Makes: 12 cakes

Preheat your oven to 190c.

Making the cake mixture

→ To start with, mix the caster sugar and butter together in a bowl.

→ Next break the eggs and add them to the mixture. I used an electric whisk to mix it all together at this point.

→ Now it’s time to measure out and add the self-raising flour.

→ The next thing you need to do before putting the cake mixture into the oven is add a couple of spoonfuls of the freshly cooked apple. Stir it into the mixture (I think mashing it in would be the best description here).

→ After adding the apple, stir a little bit more flour in to bring the consistency back from the liquidity of the apple.

→ Spoon the mixture into cake cases and bake on a tray in the oven for around 18-20 minutes.

When getting freshly baked cakes out of the oven I put a skewer in a couple of them to check they are cooked through properly (it should come out clean if they are, unless of course you’re hitting a spot of apple, which is why I normally try it a few times in more than one cake to be sure).

Decorating the cakes

After you’ve waited for them to cool, you can start decorating your apple cakes! I decided to decorate the three I was going to eat straightaway. I used Asda white piping icing that you get attachments with to pipe directly out of the tube and used a spoon to smooth it across each cake. I then added some toffee sauce and a piece of apple on top of the ones I wanted to decorate.

apple cake decorated with icing, toffee sauce and a piece of apple being held up

I know I’m saying it myself but they were so nice. Mum had the plain apple ones and she kept wanting to go back for more. She had extra apple and some cream with hers.

If you’d like to check out another recipe of mine, there’s there’s this one I baked in 2018 – Banana Cake Squares.

What’s your favourite thing to bake this time of year?





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