Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Apple cake is one of the most traditional homemade cakes for many cultures and a perfect snack. Soft and with contrasting textures, this recipe is so simple and quick that can be done by children with the help of an adult.

Serves:  10 servings

Dietary: Vegetarian, nut-free, peanut-free, soya-free

Contains: gluten (flour, baking powder), milk (milk, butter), egg

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes



2 apples
200 g flour
16 g baking powder
1/2 glass milk (120 ml) (dairy or unsweetened alternative)
20 g melted butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil
80 g sugar
1 egg



  1. Preheat the oven at 175o C.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the dried ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder).
  3. Add to the dried ingredients the egg, milk, butter or olive oil and whisk until the dough is smooth.
  4. Chop the apples in small pieces and mix with the dough.
  5. Pour the dough in the tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake for around 40 minutes at 175o C.


This recipe has been donated by Francesca Straniero, Registered Associate Nutritionist.


Nutrition Information

Per serving:
Total calories: 146 kcal
Fat: 1.3 g 
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Total sugar: 12 g
Free sugar: 6 g
Fibre: 1.4 g
Protein: 3.3 g
Salt: 0.62 g


Nutrition Facts

This version has a reduced content of sugar thanks to the naturally sweet apples and is low in fat, compared to the traditional recipes available. 



  • Gluten-free version: substitute wheat flour with rice flour or any certified gluten-free flour and use gluten-free baking powder.
  • Lactose-free version: substitute dairy milk with rice/almond/soy milk and substitute butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.



©  2020 The Caroline Walker Trust


Edited by Kathy Lewis, a Registered Nutritionist