Apple and Cinnamon Cake for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in #SundaySupper, Cakes | 12 comments

Apple and Cinnamon Cake for #SundaySupper

This #SundaySupper, we’re celebrating Fall Food, hosted by Coleen of The Redhead Baker with help from co-host Conni of The Foodie Army Wife. We’re sharing recipes making the most of the best autumnal seasonal produce, so where else could I turn but to my favourite autumn flavour combination – apples and cinnamon? A fruity, spiced, apple and cinnamon cake is how I like to welcome in the season!


I’ve just moved to Sheffield, in the north of England. Here, the days have already become grey and chilly, and brown leaves are blown into my porch every day. Though I’m already missing the long, light evenings and my summer wardrobe, there’s something delightful about the start of Autumn. As I cosy up in my little home, building furniture and unpacking knitted sweaters, I’m revelling in having my very own kitchen for the first time ever. There’s nothing better when it’s cold and miserable outside than baking – the smell of spice, the warmth of the oven, a floury apron, a pot of tea brewing. 

Apple cake

So what better way to christen my kitchen than by baking an autumnal cake? I had a few apples just going past their best, demanding to be made use of. Since my Dad is making a 400-mile round trip this weekend to come and help me in the furniture-building marathon, I thought I’d better have something nice on hand for him to have when he arrives.

It’s such a simple cake to make, and it also feels vaguely virtuous – as far as cake can. It’s just apples, cinnamon and sultanas, added to a basic sponge mix. Of course it has plenty of butter and brown sugar, but the sweetness of the apple and the moistness of the sponge means that there’s no need for any extra stuff. It’s the kind of cake which just asks to be sliced and served with a cuppa. Enjoy!

gluten free apple cake

Apple and Cinnamon Cake
Serves 8
A gluten-free autumn loaf cake
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 175g self raising flour (gluten-free blend)
  2. 100g butter
  3. 100g brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tbsp milk
  6. 3 smallish eating apples
  7. 40g sultanas
  8. 2 tsps cinnamon
  9. 20g chopped nuts, to decorate
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a small loaf tin.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs and milk, with a pinch of flour to prevent curdling.
  4. Peel the apples. Chop 2 of them into small chunks; slice the third thinly and set aside for decorating.
  5. Mix in the apple pieces and the sultanas.
  6. Fold in the flour and cinnamon.
  7. Spoon the batter into the tin.
  8. Sprinkle over the chopped nuts and place on the slices of apple.
  9. Bake for about 45 mins, or until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack, then slice and serve.
Happy Baking Days
 Autumn apple cake

Now take a look at the rest of the fabulous fall recipes from the #SundaySupper group: 

Appetizers and Drinks

Soups, Stews, Chili, and Casserole

Salads and Side Dishes

Main Dishes

Desserts and Baked Goods

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  1. The apple and cinnamon cake looks absolutely devine cant wait to try the recipe out.

  2. This looks like such a comforting fall treat! Cinnamon and apples are such a great combo.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. This is not only a virtuous cake (sweet from the apples, gluten-free, for your father), but also a beauty to behold! Love the description of autumn in your new Sheffield home, Katy. Enjoy! And congratulations!

  4. I adore apple cake…and yours looks like pure perfection, Katy!
    Liz recently posted..Maple Glazed Apple Galette #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. It might seem simple but it’s perfect for fall! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shannon R recently posted..Vegan MoFo Day 21: Southern Coffee Cookies Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Katy, I want a big slice ofthis right now!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Prune and Apple Yogurt Parfaits #RecipeReDuxMy Profile

  7. Your own kitchen is such a blessing, Katy! I am so excited for you in your new cozy home. This apple cinnamon cake is the perfect way to christen it indeed.
    Stacy recently posted..Artichoke Dip Muffins #MuffinMondayMy Profile

  8. Love love love apples and cinnamon together. It’s great any time of year, but especially during the fall!
    Shaina recently posted..Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter DipMy Profile

  9. Oh I love apple cake!!!
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  10. Apples and cinnamon are meant to be together! This looks YUMMY!
    Jennifer recently posted..How to Peel a TomatoMy Profile

  11. I LOVE apple anything! Wish the crops here turned out this year!
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