Spicy Apple Cake

Spicy Apple Cake…

Spicy Apple Cake By Niamh Stott

Serves 8
357 calories / 14.3g fat per portion

Niamh says: ‘This is a big hit with kids and adults alike – and it’s soooo easy to make!’


  • 120g (4½ oz) Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 225g (8oz) light muscovado or light soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g (12oz)
  • Bramley apple sauce
  • 260g (9½ oz) plain flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • whipped cream, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Line a 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract and apple sauce.
  6. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, folding together with a large metal spoon until just combined.
  8. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a fine skewer comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Brush the top with apple sauce and serve with whipped cream.

Cook’s tip:

  1. For an alternative topping, melt 20g (3/4 oz) Kerrygold butter in a non-stick frying pan and add 1 eating apple, cored and thinly sliced.
  2. Fry gently until softened, then add a pinch of ground cinnamon and 20g (3/4 oz) sugar.
  3. Cook for a few more moments, cool slightly, then arrange on top of the cake.

About this post –

Recipe and photo credit by:

Niamh Stott’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now!

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  1. Winnie
    21 June 2012 / 22:00

    Wonderful looking cake!My family just looooooooooooves apple cakes, and so do IAwesome photo btw

    • Clairejustine
      22 June 2012 / 15:59

      Thanks for the comment,credits to kerrygold 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    21 June 2012 / 18:35

    This cake looks so delicious Clairejustine! I could have a slice with a cold drink on this hot day in Jamaica! I hope your Thursday has been going well.

    • Clairejustine
      22 June 2012 / 15:59

      Thanks for the comment Judy,I'm glad your having great weather,it's raining here again 🙁

  3. einfachtilda
    21 June 2012 / 17:20

    Soooooooo lecker, aber auch soviele Kalorien *g*LG Mathilda

    • Clairejustine
      22 June 2012 / 15:58

      mmm true,I have to do lots more running 🙂

  4. Ambreen
    21 June 2012 / 13:55

    Looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

    • Clairejustine
      22 June 2012 / 15:57

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    21 June 2012 / 11:55

    YUM! Looks & sounds delicious! 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      22 June 2012 / 15:57

      Thanks for the comment 🙂