Apple Sponge


“An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, do you remember that saying”.

I still use it to this day, it really annoys my kids, but still doesn’t stop them from going through more than  30 apples per week !

Don’t get me started on Bananas . I’m sure my local supermarket thinks I have a couple of monkeys at home, with all the bananas that end up in my shopping trolley each week.

I love baking with fruit so when  I’m baking with apples I never go out to by a specific apple like what we call “cooking apples”  – I always use what’s in the fruit bowl.

Granny Smiths are my favourite for baking with, especially in the Upside-Down Apple Sponge.  I love their sharp flavor and they sill have a little bite when you puree them. They don’t go too mushy , which I find happens with brambly Apples or cooking apples sometimes.

Well I did have plans to spend the day baking but as usual in this house plans change at the last-minute, so a cinema trip is on. We are all going to see DUNKIRK.   It looks like an amazing film that I’m sure will win lots of Oscars next year.  So if I have to give up my baking day  at least it’s for a great film Lol

I had plans to bake my Upside-Down Apple Sponge today but that will have to wait but I thought I would post it anyway just  in case anybody else is having a baking day or need s a quick cake for Dessert



up-side down apple sponge




This upside-down sponge is s a very easy sponge to make.  It bakes in less than 30 mins and  when it’s cold , just fill it with whipped cream.  The delicious soft apples are all on the top so NO need for any extra  decoration!


up-side down apple sponge



I love up-side down cakes.   At first look so plain and simple,  nothing special until you turn them out.   Suddenly it’s like you waved a magic wand and a beautiful cake appears.


up-side down apple sponge top


up-side down apple sponge slice




If you want  a darker colour on your apples then make a  sugar caramel  in a saucepan and pour in the tin before adding the apples. I preferred mine with a light colour so I just dusted the apples with brown sugar


If you like baking Up-Side Down cakes then check out my UPSIDE DOWN CRANBERRY  & RASPBERRY “MULLED WINE” CAKE.   It makes a beautiful Christmas bake.

You can find that recipe HERE


cranberry-raspberry upside-downc




Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Category: BAKES & CAKES

Yield: 8 slices

Calories per serving: 330 Calories

up-side down apple sponge

If youlLove baking with Apples then try this yummy very easy to bake UPSIDE-DOWN APPLE SPONGE . Topped with buttery apple slices & filled with whipped vanilla cream - it really is a slice of apple heaven.


  • 2 small eating apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175g softened butter/flora /stork
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml whipped cream
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tbs icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven 180c/350f & grease and line the base s of 2 round tins (8”).
  • Slice the apples thinly and toss in brown sugar until well coated. Place them on the base of one of the tins.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar together until light & fluffy.
  • Beat the eggs into the butter & sugar mixing well.
  • Sift the flour and the cinnamon into the bowl and fold in gently.
  • Divide the mix between the two tins and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden and risen. Leave to cool.
  • Whilst cakes are cooling whip the cream together with vanilla extract & icing sugar untill nice and thick.
  • When the cakes are cold sandwich the cakes together with the whipped vanilla cream. Make sure the sponge with the apples is the one on top. (if you have time you could pipe the cream for a nice effect).
  • Sieve some icing sugar and cinnamon over the top.





For my overseas readers I have included  a conversion tool below !!  You can use it to convert grms to cups etc.


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  • Brandi Crawford July 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    This looks incredible! I love that it looks easy to make.

    • Karyn July 31, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Cheers Brandi.. It was a very easy cake to make and eat lol xx

  • Lisa Bryan July 31, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Such a beautiful presentation on this cake and I can just imagine how light and fluffy it is!

    • Karyn July 31, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thank you Lisa 😉

  • Cynthia | What A Girl Eats July 31, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Love this! It looks so moist!

    • Karyn July 31, 2017 at 11:03 am

      It was Cynthia, the apples made it even lighter if that’s possible

  • Ginny July 31, 2017 at 3:14 am

    We can’t get enough apples and bananas either. Glad you put those beautiful thin apple slices on your cake. Looks so beautiful.

    • Karyn July 31, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Ginny.. It was delicious and went very fast x

  • Diana July 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I LOVE upside down cakes, but never thought of filling it with cream. Looks so good!

    • Karyn July 31, 2017 at 11:01 am

      It makes a nice change Diana..Like a victoria sponge got a make-over lol

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh July 31, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    So I totally want to see Dunkirk!! Like so bad! My oldest daughter went the night they opened, she said it was a great movie! I love that style of movie, but I’ll be honest, I want to see it because…Harry Styles! Ha. I’ve never had or made any type of sponge cake before, but this looks so good!

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:49 am

      It was a great movie Joanna, the cake wasn’t so bad either lol😉

  • Melissa July 31, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I need this cake like now!! I love apples in any kind of dessert, but rarely use them in a cake. And that whipped Apple Cream, yum!

  • Veena Azmanov July 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    That sounds so light and fluffy. I love easy and quick recipes which make the upside down one of my favorites. Apples sounds so yum.

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Apples make a great up side down cake Veena👌

  • Catherine July 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    This looks absolutely fabulous! I’d love a slice…upside down cakes are one of my favorites!

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Me too Catherine. They make something simple look really pretty

  • Pam August 1, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Oh wow, I love how pretty this looks. Upside down desserts are always a treat. I bet it tastes as good as it looks.

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:42 am

      I agree Pam. They make delicious desserts especially with cream 😍

  • Deepika August 1, 2017 at 2:31 am

    I have heard about Pineapple upside down cake, this is new to me and it is definitely is tempting.

  • Terra @ A Spork in the Road August 1, 2017 at 5:12 am

    MMMMMM. Yes, please. I have to perfect my sponge first, though! This looks beautiful and delicious.

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Try the all in one method Tera. It makes making a sponge much easier

  • adriana August 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Sponge cakes one of my favorite desserts and then combined with apples this makes a yummy bite. I want a slice =)

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Hi Adriana..Fresh cream, sponge and fruit. You just can’t beat it

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way August 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Your cake looks so good! I love a good moist apple cake. We also like using Granny Smith apples for baking – they hold up well without getting mushy. I love the way you have the slices on top — very attractive. I’m pinning!!

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Hi Marisa😀 Thanks a million..It was a successful experiment, the hubbie loved it

  • Molly Kumar August 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I love upside down cakes but never tried one with apple and your recipe is just the right size for us 🙂

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Molly..It was the first time I tried with a victoria sponge, so delighted it worked

  • Swathi August 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I agree with we can’t get enough of apple and banana. I too buy them a lot them next my problem is how to finish them. By the way your upside down apple sponge cake looks delicious love it.

    • Karyn August 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Swathi😀


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