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Apple Cake with Maple Syrup Icing

Huey shares a delicious dessert recipe.


  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted

  • 1 tspn baking powder

  • 1 tspn bicarb of soda

  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg

  • A pinch of cloves

  • 1/2 tspn salt

  • 375 gm caster sugar

  • 254+ gm soft, unsalted butter

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 250 gm diced Granny Smith apples

  • 1 cup Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract

  • 250 gm icing sugar, sifted


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced (200°C normal).

  • 2.

    Mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarb, spices and salt until well combined.

  • 3.

    In another bowl, beat 185 gm butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy, using a hand mixer.

  • 4.

    Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.

  • 5.

    Add one-third of the flour mixture and mix with a spatula, before adding ! cup buttermilk and another third of the flour. Repeat the process with the remaining buttermilk and flour. Then fold in the apples.

  • 6.

    Butter a springform cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Then spoon in the batter, smooth the top and cook in the oven for about 35-45 mins, until a skewer comes out clean. Remove and set aside to cool.

  • 7.

    To make the icing, reduce the maple syrup by half in a heavy-bottomed pot. Then remove from the heat and add the cream, 60 gm butter and the vanilla. Mix well, add the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

  • 8.

    Pour the icing over the cake and set aside to cool, before slicing and serving with a dollop of cream.

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