Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake

Baking | October 11, 2016 | By

This Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake couldn’t be more simple to make, you put all the ingredients into a bowl, mix and bake you don’t even need a mixer, just a wooden spoon!  It’s a perfect tea time treat. 

I use apples from my tree to make Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake


My ‘Discovery’ apple tree is 5 years old and this year, for the first time, I had a large enough crop to start developing different ways to use the apples.  We all love apple crumble and apple pie, however, I do like to have a nice ‘cut and come again’ cake in the cake tin to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.  

Only one bowl and a wooden spoon required for this delicious Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake


Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake
Serves 8
This cake couldn't be easier to make, all the ingredients go into the bowl, mix and bake - it's that simple. The result is moist with the apples and gently spiced with ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. 225g self-raising flour
  2. 1 level tsp baking powder
  3. grated rind of a lemon
  4. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp cloves
  7. 100 g soft brown sugar
  8. 75 g mixed dried fruit
  9. 25 g chopped crystallised ginger
  10. 100 g soft butter or margarine
  11. 1 egg beaten
  12. 4 tbsp milk
  13. 450g tart apples (Bramley, Discovery, Granny Smith)
  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until thoroughly blended.
  4. Turn into a 20 cm greased and lined cake tin.
  5. Level the top and bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  6. The cake should be golden brown and shrinking from the sides of the tin.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then turn onto a cooling tray.
  1. Serve warm as a dessert or cold dusted with icing sugar with a nice cup of tea!
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The Softer Butter Co

I used butter from The Softer Butter Company which is 100% butter but softer which makes it ideal for baking. It spreads really easily too and is available at Tesco or Morrisons for around £1.45 for 250 g.

Star Baker Cake TinThis ‘Star Baker’ cake tin is perfect to store your Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake. It’s an official Love Productions ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Personalised Cake Tin, a 27 cm diameter x 13 cm high cake tin which comes with a whiteboard marker and eraser top.  It’s great fun to add your name to the tin or, as I have done, then bake that you have inside.  The Great British Bake Off Personalised Cake Tin is available from Debenhams  for £13.00 alongside a range of other Bake Off bakeware and kitchenware. 

Simple and in Season

I’m entering the Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake for Simple and in Season the recipe linky for seasonal treats run by Katie at Feeding Boys.

Bake of the Week

Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake is also my ‘Bake of the Week’  joining Helen at Casa Costello and friends in sharing our bakes. 



Make this easy one bowl Spiced Apple and Ginger Cake, it's a total delight, full of delicious apples and tingling with ginger and spice.



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Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

This looks SO delicious! I love a simple cake too, (Im a rubbish baker!)


This looks like the perfect Autumn comfort food bake on these cold, windy afternoons. Gorgeous!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

This sounds lovely – you really can’t beat an apple cake at this time of year, especially with all those spices. Yum yum 🙂


oh yes that looks so good… love the knobbly top and how fab that it can all go into one bowl and stir! So easy… a gorgeous cake. Very jealous of your tree!

Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi

Now this is 100% my kind of baking – easy and scrumptious!

Fiona Maclean

I love the sound of this! I wonder how well it would freeze? I NEED to freeze cakes or I eat the entire thing in one sitting (I usually quarter and freeze ‘portions’)

Helen at Casa Costello

What a great recipe that everything can be mixed in one bowl – I always feel so virtuous when I use home grown produce! Thanks once again for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek


I love a fruity bake at this time of year, so I’m imagining a generous slice of this with a huge cup of coffee… yum! Thanks so much for joining in with this month’s round of Simple and in Season. xxx