Toffee Apple Pie

This stunning casserole pays homage to classic apple desserts with spiced sponge cake, vanilla glaze and a gooey caramel apple filling. The delicious combination of warm cinnamon, sweet toffee and tart apples creates a heavenly taste experience that will leave you wanting more.

Perfectly moist and flavored with aromatic notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, the spiced sponge cake dough forms a delicious base for the cake. The delicious caramel apple filling adds a gooey and delicious layer and complements the flavors of the sponge cake beautifully.

To top it all off, a velvety vanilla glaze drizzled on top adds a touch of sweetness and completes this irresistible dessert. Perfect for any occasion, this Toffee Apple Cake is sure to impress your friends and family with its stunning presentation and delicious taste. Get ready to enjoy a slice of pure deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 150 ml vegetable oil, plus a little oil for greasing
  • 175g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250g eating apples (weight: approx. 3 apples), peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 25g oat flakes
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 100g sultanas
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 4 eating apples (I used Pink Lady)
  • 25g butter
  • 50g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g white powdered sugar (optional, for the small toffee apples)
  • 75g dark brown soft sugar
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp brandy or water
  • 50g butter
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 280 g canned cream cheese
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only
  • 170g cup of Greek yogurt
  • 8 long wooden skewers (optional, for the small toffee apples)

Tip

Top tip

This cake still tastes amazing even without the tiny toffee apple decoration. So if you’re short on time, simply peel the apples and chop them into pieces with a knife instead of a melon baller when making the filling. You can also periodically decorate the cake with sprigs of fresh bay leaves or rosemary – they smell pleasant and create a dramatic, rustic effect. When you’re celebrating a birthday, all you need is candles.

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
  2. Line 2 x 18 cm springform pans with baking paper and brush with a little oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs using electric mixers until the mixture is glossy and light.
  4. Leave the mixers running while you pour in the oil.
  5. Stir in the grated apple and then fold in all the other cake ingredients.
  6. Divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cakes are baking, prepare the apple filling.
  8. Pour the lemon juice into a large bowl and fill halfway with cold water.
  9. Peel the apples, then cut them into balls with a melon baller and add them to the bowl of lemon water a little at a time to prevent them from discoloring.
  10. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, dark brown sugar, golden syrup, cinnamon and 200ml water and bring to the boil.
  11. Remove the apple balls from the water and place them in the pan. If you want to make the small toffee apples for the top, leave 8 apple balls in the water until you need them.
  12. Bring the mixture in the pan to the boil again for 8 – 10 minutes or until the apples are soft but do not lose their shape and a thick syrup begins to form.
  13. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, then refrigerate until needed.
  14. Mix all syrup ingredients in a bowl.
  15. When the cakes are ready, leave them in the tin, but poke holes in the surface with a skewer and drizzle the syrup over them.
  16. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pan.
  17. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the icing.
  18. In a small heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the butter and white chocolate.
  19. Once melted and glossy, pour into a large bowl.
  20. Add the cream cheese, mix until smooth and then add the vanilla.
  21. Finally fold in the yogurt.
  22. When the mixture has cooled, refrigerate it until needed.
  23. To assemble the cake, remove the cooled sponge cakes from the tin and place one on a cake stand.
  24. Add half of the white chocolate frosting on top – use a spoon or pipe with a very large round nozzle.
  25. Sprinkle the cooked apple pieces over the glaze along with a drizzle of syrup and then place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes.
  26. Add the top layer of the cake and then decorate with the remaining frosting, using a large round nozzle to pipe it in many regular little mounds over the entire surface.
  27. Place the whole cake in the refrigerator until serving. Keeps in the fridge for 2 days.
  28. For a stunning but optional finishing touch, prepare some beautiful mini toffee apples.
  29. Brush a baking tray with a little vegetable oil and set aside.
  30. Dry the reserved apple balls from step 3 of the cake very thoroughly with kitchen paper or a clean tea towel and insert a long wooden skewer into each.
  31. Place the powdered sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar melts.
  32. Continue cooking until the sugar has turned into a liquid golden caramel, then remove from the heat.
  33. If it seems like it’s getting too hot, place the bottom of the pan in a heatproof bowl of cold water.
  34. Tilt the pan and, working quickly (as the sugar will continue to cook), hold the apple balls on the skewer, dipping them into the caramel one at a time, turning them around to coat.
  35. Once covered, slowly lift them out vertically. Hold the apple out of the pan and pause before placing it on the oiled tray on its side. Holding it up like this allows a long blob of caramel to solidify and form a nice long peak.
  36. Repeat the process with the remaining apples, working quickly so that the caramel does not completely harden before all the apples are coated.
  37. After a few minutes the apples should be firm.
  38. When cool enough to handle, pull out the skewers.
  39. Place the apples on the cake so that the tip is facing up and the base of the apple (where the skewer was) is pressed into the glaze.
  40. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

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Toffee apple pie recipe

Toffee apple pie recipe

Ingredients

  • 150 ml vegetable oil, plus a little oil for greasing
  • 175g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250g eating apples (weight: approx. 3 apples), peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 25g oat flakes
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 100g sultanas
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 4 eating apples (I used Pink Lady)
  • 25g butter
  • 50g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g white powdered sugar (optional, for the small toffee apples)
  • 75g dark brown soft sugar
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp brandy or water
  • 50g butter
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 280 g canned cream cheese
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only
  • 170g cup of Greek yogurt
  • 8 long wooden skewers (optional, for the small toffee apples)

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • parchment paper
  • Round cake tin
  • Cooking spray or additional oil for greasing
  • grater
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • rolling pin
  • Pot
  • spatula
  • Melon baller (optional, for the small toffee apples)

Allergen information

Note: Please be sure to check the labels on all ingredients for potential allergens such as nuts and dairy as these may be present in some of the items listed.

Storage and leftovers

Once cooled, this toffee apple pie can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Leftovers can be enjoyed as a delicious treat for the following days. To reheat, simply place a slice in the microwave for a few seconds or warm it in the oven.

The Health Benefits of Toffee Apple Pie

Toffee apple pie is not only a delicious dessert but also offers a number of health benefits. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the different ingredients used in the recipe to highlight their individual health benefits.

Eat apples

The recipe calls for the consumption of apples, known for their high nutritional value. These apples are a great source of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. They can help improve digestion, strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is not just an aromatic spice; it also has several health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of various diseases. Cinnamon may also help regulate blood sugar levels and improve heart health.

Ginger

Ginger is a common ingredient in many desserts, and for good reason. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger can also aid digestion, relieve nausea, and help manage pain.

oatmeal

Oats are a popular ingredient in many healthy recipes. They are rich in fiber and can help lower cholesterol levels. Oats are also a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to any dessert.

Sultanas

Sultanas are dried grapes that offer a number of health benefits. They are a good source of fiber and contain various vitamins and minerals. Sultanas can help improve digestion, increase energy levels and support heart health.

lemon

The recipe uses lemon zest and juice to give the dish a zesty flavor. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function and skin health. They also have antioxidant properties and can aid digestion.

butter

Although butter should be consumed in moderation, it provides important fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Butter can add richness to the cake and enhance the flavor.

White chocolate

White chocolate gives the cake a creamy and sweet touch. Although it is high in calories and sugar, consumption in moderation can provide a small amount of calcium and iron.

Cream cheese and Greek yogurt

The cream cheese and Greek yogurt used in the frosting create a tangy and creamy texture. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium and probiotics that support gut health. Cream cheese is also a good source of calcium and adds a rich flavor to the frosting.

Diploma

Toffee apple pie not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers a number of health benefits. From the fiber-rich apples to the antioxidant-rich spices, this cake can be enjoyed guilt-free – in moderation, of course!

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