Toffee Apple Tray Bake Recipe with Ginger

Spiced toffee apple traybake

  • serves 12
  • Easy

The apple sauce makes this cake deliciously squidgy. Serve warm as a pudding with cream or ice cream, or just at room temperature with a hot drink


Bake this spiced toffee apple and ginger cake, then check out our classic ginger cake, Jamaican ginger cake, parkingingerbread and other ginger bakes.



  • plain flour 250g
  • bicarbonate of soda 1 ½ tsp
  • ground ginger 2 tsp
  • mixed spice 1 tsp
  • golden caster sugar 200g
  • soft light brown sugar 75g
  • eggs 2
  • vegetable oil 150ml
  • Bramley apple sauce 350g
  • toffee sauce to serve


  • butter 25g, plus extra for the tin
  • soft light brown sugar 2 tbsp
  • eating apples 2, peeled and cut into wedges


  • Step 1

    To make the apple topping, heat the butter in a pan and stir in the brown sugar until melted, then add the apples and toss. Leave to cool a little.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a deep 22-23cm square cake tin. Mix the flour, bicarb, ginger and mixed spice in a bowl. Put the sugars, eggs, oil and apple sauce in a separate bowl, and whisk to combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients, beating until combined.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the tin. Arrange the apple pieces and drizzle the sauce from the pan on top and bake for 40-45 minutes. Keep an eye on it and cover the cake with foil for the final 5-10 minutes if it’s browning too much.

  • Step 4

    Cool the cake in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out. Serve warm as a pudding or at room temperature. Drizzle with toffee sauce to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 352
  • Fat 15.5g
  • Saturates 2.3g
  • Carbs 49.1g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 3.5g
  • Salt 0.4g