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Apple Traybake cut into slices with 1 slice cut out

Apple Traybake

Moist and Delicious spiced Apple Traybake that is easy to make and lovely served with a cup of tea/coffee.

Course Baking, Baking/Dessert
Cuisine british
Keyword Apple Cake, Apple Traybake, Apples, Autumn Tray Bake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 192 kcal
Author Safira


  • 2 Eggs
  • 300 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 400 g Apples Peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 80 g Oil
  • 240 g Buttermilk Or Double Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 40 g Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon Powder Adjust accoridng to your taste
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Demerara Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C/Gas Mark 3.  Grease or Line a 9 x 13 inch tin.

  2. Whisk Eggs and Sugar together till thickened.

  3. Add apple to a bowl and coat in cornflour.

  4. Fold all the remaining ingredients into the batter along with the apple.

  5. Pour into a buttered or lined 9×13 inch tin.

  6. Sprinkle over Demerara sugar.

  7. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Recipe Notes


I would suggest using a tart Apple like Bramley or Granny Smith but any apple will work here. The weight of the apples above is before they are peeled/cored.

Serving suggestions 

Because the cake is very moist, it can be served as it is. You can serve dusted with icing sugar or with a splash of cream, a spoonful of creme fraiche, a pouring of custard or a scoop of ice cream. 

Storing and Freezing

This cake can be stored in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for up to 2 days as long as your kitchen is nice and cook. You can keep it in the fridge but I don't think cakes belong in the fridge because  the fridge dries cakes out so.... just eat it fast. 

This cake is also freezer friendly. Simply wrap it tightly in some foil and pop in an airtight container or freezer bag and keep for up to 3 months. If you don't have a large one, cut into pieces and freeze that way.


  • Add some chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Add dry fruits.
  • Make a crumble topping by rubbing 100g Plain flour with 75 cold butter and 75g light brown sugar. Crumble over the top before baking.
  • Pour over some Caramel.
  • Add some Crystallised Ginger and Ground Ginger.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Traybake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 37IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.