Caramel apple loaf cake

Caramel apple loaf cake

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(86 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


Cuts into 8-10 slices
Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more

Nutrition and extra info

  • Loaf can be frozen before decorating


  • kcal490
  • fat29g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.64g
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  • 175g soft butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs



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  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 4 rounded tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 eating apples



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 50g walnuts, very roughly chopped, plus 1 tbsp extra, chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 50g soft toffee (we used Werther's chewy toffees)



    There are few secrets to toffee. It is simply sugar that has been

  • 2 tbsp double cream


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and ends with a long strip of baking paper.

  2. Beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Tip in the flour, cinnamon and yogurt. Peel, core and chop apples into small chunks, then add to the bowl and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.

  3. Scrape into the tin, smooth the top and scatter the walnuts down the middle. Bake on a middle shelf for 1 hr 20-30 mins until a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool in the tin.

  4. To decorate, put the toffees in a small saucepan with the double cream. Gently heat, stirring, until toffees have melted into a smooth caramel sauce. Cool for about 1 min while you gently turn out the cake. Slowly drizzle the toffee sauce over the top of the cake. Scatter immediately with the extra walnuts – they should stick where they hit toffee. Leave for 10 mins before serving. Best fresh but will keep in an airtight tin for 3-4 days.

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13th Jul, 2011
Didn't make the topping as didn't have the ingredients on hand, but this cake was delicious and a huge hit all round. I did grate the apples for a finer texture, and gave them a quick squeeze to get some of the excess moisture out. This cake was still moist and I'll definitely make it again.
28th May, 2011
Gorgeous cake and works well with Doves gluten free flour.
16th May, 2011
Forgot the stars! 5's all round!
16th May, 2011
Cake was YUMMY!!! My Caramel topping didnt work still to tofee-ish (hard), but the apple cake worked well on its own! Will definitely make again!
27th Apr, 2011
This cake is absolutely delicious, baked it today as I had some apples to use up and we ended up having it for supper because we couldn't resist having another slice! Very easy to make but it looks impressive - ideal combination!
5th Feb, 2011
Could only find Werther's Originals sweets, they work just the same but take a while to melt with the cream, and set harder on top of the cake.
5th Feb, 2011
Moist & delicious. I'll definitely be making this again. I wasn't able to find any soft toffees either so made my own toffee/caramel mixture and drizzled that over the top instead. Worked a treat.
25th Jan, 2011
Am in process of making this cake from Good Food 101 Slow cooking recipes.P198. In the recipe it states PLAIN flour so checked on Internet (AFTER I'd added and mixed in PLAIN flour!!!) thought it odd that no Baking Powder mentioned. So please use SR if following recipe from book!!!! Roz
9th Jan, 2011
I make this regularly, a firm family favourite! I used hard toffees (Tesco's own value brand!) and they melt easily.
28th Nov, 2010
Not a fan of this. I found the sponge average and boring, and the melted toffee's on top weren't very nice, and I like Werthers! Average cake.


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