Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Glaze

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Recipe with step-by-step photos for an Apple Spice Cake studded with chunks of apples and walnuts, and covered in a delicious Caramel Glaze. 


For the apple cake

For the caramel glaze


For the apple cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F (without fan).
  2. Grease a 25 cm (10 inch) cake tin and line the bottom with baking paper.
  3. Whisk together the oil, eggs, and milk.
  4. Add the sugar and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Add the plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  6. Mix until the batter is well incorporated.
  7. Peel, core and chop the apples into small pieces (about 1 cm).
  8. Fold the chopped apples and walnuts through the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the cake tin.
  10. Bake for about 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  11. Let the cake rest in the cake tin for 5-10 minutes before removing.

For the caramel glaze

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Whisk in the sugar and water.
  3. Let the mixture bubble away gently until it has thickened slightly.

To assemble

  1. Carefully remove the cake to a wire rack.
  2. Place a sheet of baking paper or kitchen paper under the wire rack to catch the excess glaze.
  3. Brush the glaze all over the warm cake generously.
  4. If you wish, you can decorate the cake with walnut halves while the glaze is still warm and sticky.
  5. Allow the cake to cool before serving.

Kitchen Notes

OVEN TEMPERATURES All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly. CONVERSIONS To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.