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5 from 10 votes

Apple and honey cake

This delicious apple and honey loaf cake is a sticky, sweet, moist, moreish and comforting treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: cakes and bakes
Cuisine: English
Keyword: cake, jewish, loaf
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Emily Leary


For the cake

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 75 g slightly salted butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 200 g self-raising flour sieved
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eating apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 eating apple cored and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 tbsp runny honey

To finish

  • 2 tbsp runny honey


  • Preheat the oven 180C (160C fan, 350F). Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Add the flour and cinnamon and beat again.
  • Fold in the chopped apples.
  • Line the loaf tin and fill with the batter then top with a row of the sliced apple.
  • Drizzle with 1 tbsp honey.
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until the centre is set.
  • Set aside to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  • Skewer all over, avoiding the apple slices. Mix the 2 tbsp honey with 1 tbsp water together and spoon all over the cake.
  • Cut into slices and serve with a cup of tea. Don't expect it to last very long.



My grandmother always kept the cake for us in the fridge, so try it chilled overnight for a different but equally delicious experience. Give it a try!


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg