Recipe: Apple Sponge Cake

Recipe: Apple Sponge Cake

Last update: 27 July, 2015

Apple sponge cake is a delicious treat that your whole family will enjoy. It makes a lovely breakfast or snack at any time of the day; it’s simple to make, and includes a healthy and easy to obtain special ingredient. If you’re a fan of apples, and who isn’t? Then read on! You’ll absolutely love this apple sponge cake, the recipe is super simple, and you’ll impress your whole family!

Apple sponge cake recipe


There’s no real secret to this gorgeous  apple sponge cake recipe, beyond the lovely apple flavour and spongy texture that you’ll absolutely love. If you fancy, you can add in some walnuts to switch up the recipe, but that depends entirely on your taste. This sponge cake tends to be quite satisfying, and isn’t too high in calories! Especially when compared to the cakes you can buy in supermarkets and bakeries. Baking at home in your own kitchen is especially good, because it means you’ll know exactly what’s going into your cake, and you can be sure your ingredients are completely natural.

Interested? Read on!

Apple sponge cake ingredients

Keep in mind, this recipe will make enough cake for around six servings. You can use the amounts below as a guideline to make a bigger cake if you want to, though.

You will need:

  • One pot of natural yoghurt
  • 350g flour
  • 4 medium sized eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 250g sugar
  • 12 grams of yeast
  • A tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and a tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • 3 large golden delicious apples
  • A pinch of salt

How to make the cake:


Now you know what you need to put into your cake, let’s have a look at how to make it.

Step one:
Whisk up your eggs with the sugar until it seems to double in size in your bowl.
In order to make your cake have more of a spongy texture, you can separate the egg yolks and whites, whisking your whites until they look like snow. While you do that, add your sugar into the yolks and mix in well. Then, mix those together bit by bit, adding in the yoghurt. Keep stirring constantly.

Step two:
Mix your yeast and flour together, then add into the bowl with your egg and yoghurt mix. Keep whisking this until it is well mixed, and let it sit for ten minutes.

Step three:
Melt the butter and add your pinch of salt; 
this will make the cake’s sweet flavours stand out when you’re eating it. Beat everything together until there are no lumps in your mixture.

Step four:
Wash your apples, peel them, and then remove the core. Once they’re peeled, cut them into thin strips. Make sure you do this last because the apples will oxidise once they come into contact with the air, turning them brown. Once you’ve finished cutting your apples, add half of them into the bowl with the cake mixture.

Step five:
Prepare the container you will be using as your cake mould. Once this is done, pour in your cake mixture with half of your chopped apples mixed in. Add the other apples to the top of the mixture, and sprinkle on your cinnamon and vanilla sugar.

Step six:
Put the cake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius, for around 45 minutes. 
Once 45 minute is up, insert a knife or fork into the cake to see if it is ready to be removed.

Step seven:
When the cake is cooked, be sure to remove it from the oven straight away, 
otherwise the cake will begin drying out. Carefully remove it from the mould and put it on to a plate to cool down. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes before cutting it to try it. Your cake should be absolutely delicious and smell wonderful, just like apples and cinnamon!