Golden delicious apple cake

You knew this was coming, didn't you?
Even after giving away half of our haul from our recent apple picking adventures, we still have a ton of apples left. Amongst them, the Golden Delicious were the biggest and most beautiful and smelled absolutely fantastic, so I was most eager to use them first. They have a softer texture and are supposed to hold their shape well during cooking, making them perfect to bake with.

I had a wonderful time making this cake. There's something really satisfying about using the apples that I've personally hand picked from the orchard; I know exactly where it's come from and just how fresh it is. The smell of the apples and sugar caramellising in the oven made me so happy with anticipation. I couldn't wait to taste it.

And it was divine. It's moist and decadent without being overly rich, perfect for tea time. Apples, sugar and cinnamon -  now that's a winning combination in my books.

Golden Delicious apple cake

150g butter, melted
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 and 1/4 cup self raising flour, sifted
1- 2 golden delicious apples (or other apple variety)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw sugar


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 20-cm round cake tin
2. Core and quarter the apples, then slice thinly and leave aside
3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in eggs, one at a time
4. Add flour to the mixture and fold in
5. Pour mixture into the cake tin. Arrange apple slices in a circle on batter, making sure to overlap.
6. Mix cinnamon and raw sugar and then sprinkle evenly over the apple slices
7. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden

43 Responses to Golden delicious apple cake

Ice Pandora said...

Mhmmm I love apple pie! So
yes please c: The texture
looks really soft and moist!
Thanks for the share,
bookmarking this one!


Jessie Ammons said...

Holy yum! I love me some apple cake.

paisleysummer said...

Mmmm....looks divine. If it tastes as good as it looks it must be a winner! x

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks so beautiful and delicious! Your plates are lovely as well. There is something so special about cooking with ingredients you've picked yourself.

honey my heart said...

golden apples are so good, this cake makes my mouth water.

Imogen Eve said...

Wow. Not only does it look delicious, but really beautiful too.

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Oh I knew you'd make something delicious with your apples! This looks soooo yummy!! Thank you for the recipe, Trishie!

Tracy said...

Looks like a delicious cake Trish. Yum.

anurbanexplorer said...

oh my gosh! that looks delish! I think i have to try it when i have free time =)


Deanne Langford said...

looks delicious!

K.Lee said...

Your apple tart was awesome, now apple cake? this fat girl is happy!
Hope your pregnancy is going well. I'm sure the baby is giddy when he/she is having sweet sweets from mama.


Sarah Jane said...

Oh yum! Sounds and looks so great Trishie!
I love the pictures of the retreat in your last looks like such a lovely refreshing getaway!

Happy weekend!
Sarah x

PS. I thought you might be interested in my Recipe competition...

greenthumb said...

That sound and looks so good.

Chai Chen said...

Yummy!!! :)

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Pamela RG said...

May I have a slice please. Looks so delicious.

My Garden Diaries said...

This cake not only looks delicious it is beautiful! You really know how to make lovely desserts! I would love to try this one in the fall!

lucent imagery said...

I agree that there it is so much more satisfying to eat fresh food when you know how fresh it is and where it came from! I love picking things from a farmer's stall and having him tell me when he picked them and seeing the dirt under his nails as he hands me my change. My mum has also been bringing me big bunches of basil from her garden - sooo good!

maria said...

this looks delicious!!! I've saved this recipe and looking forward to trying it as soon as I get enough apples! Sorry I didn't come around for the giveaway - thanks for letting me know though!!
M xx

akiko hiramatsu said...

I love apple cake!
I want to make it, too.


Anonymous said...

YES! haha, I knew this post was coming sooner or later.

I have been cooking with apples so much lately... adding them to salads and even pizzas! I really enjoy baking with them, though and I can not WAIT to try this. :D Thanks, as always!

Latrina said...

YES! haha, I knew this post was coming sooner or later.

I have been cooking with apples so much lately... adding them to salads and even pizzas! I really enjoy baking with them, though and I can not WAIT to try this. :D Thanks, as always!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Oh Wow, I've never tried an apple cake before. This looks really good!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Yum yum yuuuum, this looks amazing! Thanks for the how to!

Denise said...

Can I have it all, please? I love apple sweets! It must have been delicious - how many days did it last? ;-) It'd run very quickly if I was there! I really loved the plate!

Stephanie Louise said...

I'm literally drooling here. Looks SO delicious, and cute! I think I will try the recipe tomorrow. xx

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe Trishie!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Always Maylee said...

Yummy! This looks so tasty and delicious!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Imogen said...

Yes please I'll have some!

cleartheway said...

With vegan subsitutions, a little yeast and some different gluten-free flour combinations I could totally do this recipe!

Kate from Clear the Way

Anouka said...

The cake looks very delicious! Well done!


Becky said...

That apple pie looks absolutely delicious! Beautiful photos too!
Have a great weekend! xo

jo said...

You're right, this sure looks divine! I'm a sucker for anything with apples.

xo Jo

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

i can never perfect an apple cake! maybe i should try your recipe, it looks so golden and professionally done :) yuuummm! thanks for sharing!

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Jar of Wonders said...

Looks soo yummy!

shayla. said...

this looks amazing! thanks for sharing :)

Milex said...

you are talented

Ann said...

Looks perfectly yummy!
I want one!

Deidre said...

The cake looks incredible! So delicious. yum!

Maddie said...

Yum, this just looks too tasty! Great recipe!

Fictitious Fashion said...

This looks soooooooooooo delicious.. can u post a recipe without egg in it?

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Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

This is the same recipe that Mr. NJAPD uses for his apple cake and it's delicious! Caterina

Gillian said...

It looks so good! I love the effect of the sliced apple, and your plates are so pretty. x

Gloria said...

This looks delish, perfect with tea and pretty and easy, too. TFS ♥