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Spiced Apple Sponge Traybake ~ Recipe

I have already made several of these for cake sales and events in the last couple of weeks and every time it makes my kitchen smell like Autumn. Lush!

It’s a quick and easy All-In-One recipe that I made up and have tweaked as I went along until I was happy with it. Let me know if you give it a go!

You Will Need:

  • A traybake tin
  • A mixer (or a bowl & wooden spoon will be fine – I’m just lazy!)
  • A skewer (or cocktail stick or sharp knife)


  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 200g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 200g Margarine (or softened butter)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Mixed Spice
  • 1 large (or two small) Apples, peeled, cored & chopped
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Maple Syrup


Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C.

Put the flour, light brown sugar, margarine, eggs, mixed spice and apples in a bowl and beat until smooth. (If your mixture is a little dry, just add a splash of milk to loosen it up.)

Decant the cake mixture into a greased traybake tin (I’m using a disposable one here because the cake was destined for a bake sale I wasn’t attending!) and put into the oven for 22-25 minutes.

When the sponge bounces back when gently pressed and a skewer comes out clean when tested, take the cake out of the oven and, whilst it’s still hot, use the skewer to poke several holes in the cake.

Generously drizzle the top of the cake with Maple Syrup and sprinkle with Demerara sugar, then allow to cool before cutting and serving. (The holes you poked make sure the syrup soaks into the cake instead of just puddling on the top!)

And there you go – one super quick and easy sponge that is perfect for Autumn!

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