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135Total Time
20Prep Time
115Bake Time

Spiced Bramley Apple Cake

7 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This delicious Bramley apple cake can be served as part of afternoon tea or with a dollop of crème fraîche. If you love the taste of warm spices, then this apple cake is for you. 

135Total Time
20Prep Time
115Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°c (fan 160°c, gas mark 4). Lightly grease and line the bottom of a 20cm spring-form deep round tin with baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to beat.

  3. Step 3:

    Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour into the butter mixture in three batches, alternating with crème fraîche.

  4. Step 4:

    Toss the apples with the spices and fold into the mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Smooth the top.

  5. Step 5:

    For the topping: Place the apple slices in a bowl and add the lemon juice. Toss lightly and drain. Add the caster sugar and toss again being careful not to damage them.

  6. Step 6:

    Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake and bake for about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. If the top begins to darken too much cover with a circle of baking paper.

  7. Step 7:

    Remove from the oven. Let it cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then turn it out onto a cooling rack.

  8. Step 8:

    Warm the orange marmalade in the microwave for 15 seconds and brush it all over the top of the cake. Serve.


  • For the cake

    • 225g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 180g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) (medium)
    • 300g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 2 tsp Baking powder
    • 0.5 tsp Salt
    • 2 Bramley apple(s) (peeled, cored and cubed)
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tsp Nutmeg (ground)
    • 1 tsp Cardamom ((ground))
    • 200ml Crème fraîche
  • For the topping

    • 1 Bramley apple(s) (peeled, cored and diced)
    • 2 tbsp Juice of one whole lemon
    • 2 tbsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tbsp Orange marmalade ((smooth))


  • 20cm spring-form deep round tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

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