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Apple cake recipes

Bake one of our moist and fruity apple cakes for afternoon tea. Choose from rustic country apple traybakes, toffee apple squares, loaf cakes and more.

313 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Simple-to-make apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a teatime treat

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
114 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This moist and fruity cake is a great way to get kids to eat fruit, you may have trouble stopping them!

2 hrs
Easy
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104 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This maple, apple and pecan cake with apple sauce has a beautiful texture. It makes a perfect centrepiece dessert for the dinner table

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
153 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Edd Kimber creates a rustic bake with chunks of sweet apple and a crunchy demerara sugar topping.

1 hr
Easy
50 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This moist cake with a crunchy nut topping is sure to become a teatime favourite

2 hrs
Easy
44 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try a twist on traditional toffee apples - sugared, spiced and very very nice!

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
41 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
80 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A brilliant combination of two great puddings - sponge and crumble - try reader Bridie Bannon's fruity traybake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Perfect with a fresh pot of tea, this looks and tastes just as good as a farmers' market buy

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This easy all-in-one cake is perfect if you've got friends coming for coffee or afternoon tea

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A moist fruit sponge, packed with the best seasonal produce with a touch of almond and cinnamon too

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A kind of right-way-up upside down cake - a perfect teatime treat. You can make it in a roasting tin, too

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Apples and caramel are a heavenly duo. This nutty sandwich loaf cake with buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle fits the bill nicely

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
15 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple cake makes a great dinner treat or serve with cream for a filling dessert

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
26 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Good Food reader, Magdalena Duggan, shares her grandmother's spiced chocolate sponge packed with fruit from the garden

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this 'glut and nut' cake, made with excess courgettes and apples, with a cup of tea

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This showstopping bake is a celebration of classic apple desserts with spiced sponge, vanilla icing and a sticky caramel apple filling

1 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These extra-special cupcakes taste just like traditional crumble and custard - top with cream icing and apple-shaped biscuits

1 hr and 45 mins
More effort
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This traditional spiced cake is served with a cinnamon whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Get children aged 8-14 inspired in the kitchen by making an afternoon tea treat

1 hr
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

With slices of British Cox's apples and a crunchy nut topping, this cake is a winner

30 mins
Easy
2 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

This loaf cake is simple and seasonal, using fresh autumnal cobnuts and apples, topped with dreamy dulce de leche

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Layers of frozen yogurt are given a crunchy contrast with an oaty biscuit base in this impressive pud - a great alternative to cheesecake

45 mins
More effort
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