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Vanilla Apple Sponge

By janerollinson (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6
This is a nice sponge with custard or cream, or as a cake with a cuppa.


  • 250g sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded (save the seeds)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • a quarter of a tsp of ground cinnamon


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas 4.
  • STEP 2
    Grease a 30cm springform round cake tin, and line with greaseproof paper.
  • STEP 3
    Whisk the sugar and butter together until the mixture turns pale.
  • STEP 4
    Fold in the flour and the vanilla seeds.
  • STEP 5
    Mix in the eggs until you get a batter, then pour into the cake tin.
  • STEP 6
    Place the apple wedges halfway into the batter, sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon and bake for 35-40 mins.

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