English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

This is a really easy delicious cake and apple recipe. It's quick to make and doesn't require much effort at all. Another benefit is it's very cheap to make, and most of us will have the ingredients in our pantry, so it's often a 'go to' recipe, especially when apples are in season or you have a few apples leftover that need using.

Can I use other fruit?

I've also tried it using pears, and a variety of berries and it's equally as delicious!

What is Eve's Pudding?

This is a classic traditional British dessert recipe, made up of stewed apples and then topped with a basic vanilla sponge cake.

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The “Eve” in the name most likely refers to the Biblical Eve tempting Adam with an apple .

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Yield

6 servings

Equipment You will need

A baking dish measuring 30cm (11 in) x 15 cm (6 in) and 7 cm (3 in) deep.
Don't worry if it's not an exact size, so long as it will hold the apples & cake batter

Ingredients

1 & 1/2 lbs or 675 g apples, peeled & cored.
1 - 2 Tablespoons sugar to go on the apples

The cake batter

2 sticks or 200 g butter

1 cup or 200 g sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups or 200 g Self-raising Flour. *If using All-Purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

NOTE: You can use canned peaches, pineapples instead of apples!

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 180C, Gas 4, 350F. Grease your dish.
2. Peel, core and slice your apples. Place apples in the bottom of your oven dish.

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

3. Make the cake batter - Cream butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light in colour and fluffy.

Creaming butter and sugar

4. Beat in the eggs slowly, adding a little flour as you add the eggs. Gently fold in the rest of the flour
5. Cover the apples with the cake mixture

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

6. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Test if it's ready by inserting a metal skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready!

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

Serve with a dollop of ice cream, pour custard or just eat on its own with a cup of tea.

Here's our homemade custard recipe if you'd like to serve with your lovely apple pudding cake!

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

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English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

English Eve's Apple Pudding Cake, a lovely layered warm dessert, made of sliced apples and vanilla cake. Easy to make, delicious served with custard or ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs or 675 g apples, peeled & cored.
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons sugar to go on the apples

The cake batter

  • 2 sticks or 200g butter
  • 1 cup or 200 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups or 200 g Self raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 180 C, Gas 4, 350 F. Grease your dish. Peel, core and slice your apples.
  2. Place apples in the bottom of your oven dish
  3. Make the cake batter - Cream butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light in colour and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs slowly, adding a little flour as you add the eggs. Gently fold in the rest of the flour
  5. Cover the apples with the cake mixture. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Test if it's ready by inserting a metal skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready!
  6. Serve with a dollop of ice cream, pour custard or just eat on it's own with a cup of tea. Click here to see how to make Home Made Custard

Notes

*If using All Purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon baking powder

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 865Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    1. Hi there, yes of course you could use a cake mix instead. Even if you’re not feeling confident with baking, I would encourage you to try make the cake batter from scratch, it’s an easy recipe and you can’t really go wrong with it. Once you e made it I’m sure you’ll feel more confident! Give it a go!

  1. This is really yummy… I first put the dough in, then drop the apple pieces on top into the dough… And when it comes out, I pour a hot sauce over it, made from Cream and Sugar… Soooo goooood!

  2. I follow a low carb lifestyle, so I made this with Carbquik instead of flour. Next time I would double the dough part of the recipe. I sprinkled cinnamon over the apples before putting the batter on. I thought it was wonderful. I served warm with a little cream. We have a lot of rhubarb up here in Minnesota over the summer, so I’m using that next! I also used Splenda instead of sugar.

    1. Hi Jackie, i’m so pleased you were able to adapt the recipe to suit you! I’ve made this with rhubarb also and it really is delicious! Be sure not to over cook if you still want to keep a little bit of the rhubarb texture (you know it can often go to mush if it’s over cooked!), very delicious. And if you get a chance, peaches / nectarines are also lovely!
      Thanks for trying the recipe, and have fun with your rhubarb too!
      Mary

    2. If you want a healthier version, you can use Stevia instead of Splenda,.Stevia is a natural sugar substitute with no glycemic impact and is healthier than chlorinated sugar. Tastes great too, with no artificial aftertaste.