Easy Apple & Honey Cake

Easy Apple & Honey Cake

Easy Apple & Honey Cake

I wanted to make another Apple Cake for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Here it is Apple & Honey Cake and it’s lovely!

I’ve been thinking for a long time how to do this to keep it as easy as possible and to make a cake that you can also eat as a pudding!

It’s a corker – I promise

Well I think I’ve cracked it!

Apple & Honey Cake

Moist Apple Cake Recipe

I wanted it to be really moist and so I did a huge amount of research.  

I  decided I’d try adding some soured cream into the mix.


What actually is sour Cream? 

Sour cream is what the name says it is, a sour cream.

Or you could say it’s cream that has  turned sour.

Usually  micro organisms as used to make the cream turn sour.

In doing so, it also thickens the cream and creates a lot of other flavours within the cream.


Why Sour Cream in your cake? Richness

Sour cream is made from cream and as such contains a decent amount of fat.

You add fat to your cake to make your cake richer. More creamy you could say 

Cakes that do not contain any fat at all tend to be really light, delicate and usually drier  f

It is supposed to keep it moist and I’m really happy to say it certainly flipping does.

It also gives it a nice dense texture, perfect to have warm with cream, custard or ice-cream (made both?) and equally as good cold with a brew!


Perfect for many occasions

This lovely cake is sturdy enough for a lunch box too!

I’d call it a tin cake, you know one to always have in the tin incase anyone pops round (not sure how long it would stay in the tine as it’s so good!) .

It’s delicious but not too ‘fancy.’ Do you know what I mean?

A good basic


Apples in cakes

So any dessert apples will do,  but the Pink Lady ones are lovely, but as I said any will work perfectly!

I love apples especially in cakes!

There’s something so fresh and delicious about apples in cakes!

Im not sure what it is but I love it!


So go on have a bake of the Easy Apple & Honey Cake .

It’s super easy and super lovely.

I’m sure you’ll love it too


Another Apple Cake

Oh and let me know what you think and if you like Apple Cakes you are sure to love Freda’s Apple & Fruit Loaf  it’s so so popular! (especially on Pinterest?)

Full of dried fruit and delicious served with a slice of cheese

Freda’s apple & fruit loaf

Thanks Clare

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Apple & Honey Cake

Easy Apple & Honey Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 8
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A super most fresh apple cake with a lovely honey flavour


  • 150 g Softened Butter
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 4 Free-Range Medium Eggs
  • 225 g Self Raising Flour
  • 100 g Soured Cream
  • 2 Pink Lady apples peeled, cored and cubed (or any dessert apples)
  • 1 Tablespoon runny Honey
  • Drizzle of runny Honey for top


  • Preheat oven 180C / 350F / Gas4
  • Line a rectangular cake tin with baking parchment and grease well (10' x 8') Guess you could also make it round too and thus 8' tin) or a Loaf tin 15 x 4
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I used a stand mixer. It can be done by hand and banish those bingo wings?
  • Next add one egg at a time, beating throughly, if the mix starts to curdle add a tablespoon of the flour.
  • Carry on adding the eggs until all combined
  • Add the flour and mix until smooth
  • Then add the soured cream and apple chunks, giving it a good old stir
  • Finally stir through 1 tablespoon honey
  • Tip into the lined baking tin and smooth top
  • Give it a quick drizzle with honey - I went diagonal stripes
  • Pop in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until firm to the touch and golden brown (time dependant on cake tin size) If you are using a loaf tin -  bake will be approx 40-45 minutes!
  • Remove from  the oven, cool for 10 minutes and tip onto a cooling tray
  • Serve warm with custard / cream or ice cream or leave to cool and have a square with your brew!


  1. I’m itching to make this beauty. It looks lush xx

  2. Absolutely love this recipe my family & friends loved it that much I’m making another one tomorrow! All 13 slices went in a couple of hours.

  3. anna marie robinich

    Tried this lovely moist cake. Went down a treat!
    Thanks Clare.
    I shared my take in this recipe on fb and up till now, we got 31 likes/loves ???

  4. Fab recipe! Very easy to put together & lovely & moist. A real winner ??

  5. Made this to take to my daughter’s it was amazing and very quick and easy. Super fluffy but moist (great word!). I might add even more apple next time. Mine needed 45 mins cooking.

  6. Kate, Meals and Makes.

    I love apple cake and this one looks delicious. What a great use for seasonal apples. #recipeoftheweek

  7. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    What a perfect flavour combination, I love apples with honey. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  8. Hi Clare
    Thank you for your quick reply ,
    Did as you said but still didn’t work i did it on my iPad .
    So I decided to give it a try on our main computer and it work.
    A bit puzzled why it wouldn’t work from my IPad .
    Any way thank you will look forward to trying your recipes .
    Regards Arlene ?

  9. What’s not to love here, perfect combination of flavours!

  10. Love, love, loved this apple cake has to stop myself scoffing the lot so moist! ? kids loved it too, thks Clare

  11. Hi Clare just baked your Apple & honey cake using a loaf tin 45 mins was not long enough took one and a quarter hours but have to say it was delicious got browney point from my wife so another thank you is in order . As I enjoy cooking and baking in particular I shall be an avid fan of your blogs x James

    1. Ogh so lovely to hear James, Haven’t made it in a loaf tine so greta with the timings X

  12. Your apple and honey cake looks so delicious, I can’t have dairy , is there an alternative to the soured cream ?

    1. Hi Julie – I haven’t tried it without soured cream – however i think there is a plant based alternative – maybe alpro?

      Hope this helps

      Thanks Clare

  13. I’ve just made the Apple & Honey Cake
    Oh my it’s delicious, however I did put in 180g of sugar rather than the 225g and put in about 100g caster and 80g soft brown sugar.
    I didn’t have any soured cream so used Greek yogurt
    Looking forward to making some custard Togo with it x

  14. Gorgeous! I added a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves to mine second time round, just to see if it worked. It did, and I guess cinnamon or even allspice might also be worth a try. But not too much – just enough to give a hint of under-taste

  15. This recipe is delicious, I’ve made it twice now. Could it be made into cupcakes?

    1. Hi Dawn, I’ve never tried, but i see absolutely no reason why not? Give it a go and let me know 🙂 X

  16. Can l sub canned peaches for apple?

    1. I’ve never tried – give it a go! Cx c

  17. Instead of soured cream Could I add natural yogurt instead

    1. I’ve never tried -sorry hun xx

  18. Can you freeze this came please

    1. Havent tried – but should be fine x

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