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








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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