Apple drizzle cake – #GBBOBloggers2016

I’ve been wanting to join in with Jenny’s Great British Blogger’s Bake Off (#GBBOBloggers2016) for the last couple of years. I kept meaning too but something always got in the way.
Kaycee (11) loves GBBO and likes nothing more than being in the kitchen, baking so I signed her up to take part with Jenny and we’ve committed to baking something every week, based on the bakes of each show.
Kaycee has made an apple drizzle cake this week. We have loads of apples on our tree again this year and we needed to use them up.

It’s biscuit week next time and Kaycee can’t wait to get baking again 🙂

Apple drizzle cake

apple drizzle cake


Self-raising flour – 220g
Butter (or buttery spread) – 220g
Sugar – 220g
Eggs – 4
1 Can apple pie filling (we used our own apples but I’m not sure how many we used or how much sugar. We just dolloped a load in from the huge tub of cooked apples we have in the fridge!)

For the drizzle:

50g Sugar
Water – add a spoonful at a time until it’s a runny mixture that can be drizzled over the cake.


Preheat the oven to 200°C/180 fan/Gas 6

Grease and flour a cake tin.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Whisk together the eggs then add to the butter mixture a bit at a time and beat.

Add the flour when all the eggs have been beaten into the mixture and fold in carefully using a metal spoon.

Add the apple pie mixture and fold in carefully.

Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.

When the cake has cooled, drizzle over the sugar mixture and allow to set. You can add more sugar to the drizzle if you prefer a crunchier topping.

Serve warm or cold with ice cream or custard.

apple drizzle cake

apple drizzle cake and custard

Kaycee 11th birthday


Mummy Mishaps


  1. Helen 31st August 2016 at 10:49 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! Such a great idea to add apples, I bet it was lovely with custard.

  2. Lucy 29th August 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Love the sound of your apple cake! I wonder if apple juice would work in the drizzle too?

  3. bluebirdsunshine 29th August 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Well done Kaycee – I’m going to show your post to my son as he’ll be so inspired!

  4. Louise Fairweather 28th August 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your bakes – this apple drizzle sounds lovely

  5. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain 28th August 2016 at 5:30 pm

    What a great idea to use your apples for an apple drizzle cake – it looks gorgeous 🙂 looking forward to seeing what Kaycee bakes for biscuit week 🙂
    Angela x

  6. CookStyle 28th August 2016 at 11:32 am

    It looks great, lovely idea to add the apples.

  7. jenny paulin 26th August 2016 at 9:45 pm

    well done to Kaycee, i love the sound of an apple drizzle cake, She makes a lovely looking cake too. i bet it tasted really nice . thank you so much for joining in and i look forward to seeing more bakes – I love having a younger baker join in too 🙂 xx

  8. Emma Lofthouse-Burch 26th August 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Wow this sounds fab, a perfect Autumn cake with custard x

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