Skip to Content

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake. This recipe is a warm apple spice cake version of a sticky toffee pudding. Rich, moist and densely textured, this would make an ideal brunch cake or decadent dessert any time. Can an Autumn dessert get better than this?

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

This toffee apple cake recipe will be no surprise to readers who know of my love for  Sticky Toffee Pudding I really enjoy the sweet, rich taste of of that classic dessert and decided that a warm apple cake version that partially mimics the beautiful dense texture of the pudding would be a great idea.

One of my work colleagues, Lynn had provided me with some apples from a bumper crop due to such a great growing season we had here in Newfoundland.

Red delicious apples on a red background. Stock photo.

I like Red Delicious Apples for this recipe but you can use any variety of firm apple you like.

I promptly jarred up some plain applesauce to use in apple muffins and cakes. The apple sauce adds greatly to the moistness of the cake while adding lots of flavour too.

The folks at my office were again the lucky recipients of my early morning baking experiment. When I showed up with this cake, warm out of the oven, at 9 AM it did not last very long at all.

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

This would make an ideal addition to any weekend brunch but would be equally great as a decadent dessert with a little whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream in the side.

This is a very rich dessert cake, so it serves more people than usual. It is best served in small slices.

Love homemade cakes from scratch? We’ve put together a collection of the 25 Most Baked Cakes of the last 12 years on Rock Recipes. You are sure to find several to love.

Top Ten cake recipes photo collage with title text for Pinterest

Originally published Oct, 2012.

Like this Sticky Toffee Apple Cake recipe?

You’ll find hundreds of other sweet ideas in our Cakes & Pies Category and even more in our Desserts Category.

It’s easy to keep up with the latest home style cooking & baking ideas from Rock Recipes. Be sure to follow Rock Recipes Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram

Plus you’ll see daily recipe suggestions from decadent desserts to quick delicious weekday meals too. 

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake with title text

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

You can also sign up for our FREE newsletter to know immediately when we add new recipes. You’ll also get weekly suggestions for great family friendly  meals and desserts too!


Rock Recipes a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Our product recommendations are almost exclusively for those we currently use or have used in the past.
 
Visit my Amazon Store for my favourite kitchen gadgets and appliances, plus recommendations from my personal cookbook collection.
Sticky Toffee Apple Cake
Yield: 18 Servings

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Sticky Toffee Apple Cake - this recipe is a warm apple spice cake version of a sticky toffee pudding. Rich, moist and densely textured, this would make an ideal brunch cake or decadent dessert any time. Can an Autumn dessert get better than this?

Ingredients

For the Toffee Apple

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 large diced apples

For the cake batter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup, or golden syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups apple sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

To prepare the toffee apples

  1. Grease tube pan or large bundt pan well. Preheat the oven to 350 degree oven.
  2. Begin by making a brown sugar caramel for the bottom of the tube pan.
  3. In a small saucepan melt the butter and add the brown sugar and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil and let simmer for only a minute or two over medium low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the diced apples.
  5. Pour this mixture evenly over the bottom of the greased pan.

To prepare the cake batter

  1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract well.
  2. Add the corn syrup and again beat well.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Blend in the apple sauce.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in three equal portions mixing until smooth after each addition.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 -55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake rest in the pans for 10 -15 minutes before inverting the cake onto a serving plate.
  8. Note: Depending on the size of your bundt pan and the size of the apples in the recipe, you may have a little extra batter which can be baked in a couple of muffin tins if necessary. Don’t fill a bundt pan more than an inch from the top of the pan. Most regular tube pans should be large enough for this cake.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1 g

Amount Per Serving Calories 282Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 47mgSodium 98mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 2g

Did you like this recipe?

Do you love our "Real food recipes for real people'? Share the recipe on Facebook to let your friends know about us. They'll thank you for it.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Anne Wight

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Would this be too sweet if served with a traditional caramel toffee sauce? I’m going to give it a whirl anyway for Easter dinner.

Rona Berntseb

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

If I want to use a square pan to make this in what is the best size?

joann

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Has anyone tried maple syrup instead of the corn syrup? Barry do you think this would work OK?

Sonia Coates

Friday 20th of November 2020

Can I substitute honey, maple syrup or agave for corn syrup? I avoid corn syrup at all cost because it is so unhealthy?

Janet Gionet

Friday 20th of November 2020

Hi, thank you for all of your recipes. I am curious as to why this recipe calls for no salt? I made your blueberry snack cake recipe (a big hit) and the same thing. I'm assuming it's because it calls for salted butter.

Thank you

Janet

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!