Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake

deliciously moist
Deliciously moist
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For the cake:
300g Golden syrup
150g Unsalted butter
150g Soft brown sugar light
300g Self-raising flour
Zest of ½ Lemon grated
1 tsp Cinnamon ground
1 tsp Fresh ginger grated
3 Eggs medium free-range
75g Rye sourdough bread slice, blitzed into crumbs
1 tsp Baking soda
75ml Cold tea
For the apples:
30g Unsalted butter
3 Apples small, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm rings
½ tsp Apple cider vinegar
For the syrup:
½ Lemon grated zest and juice
1 tbsp Golden syrup or stem ginger syrup from a jar
75g Granulated sugar

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Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake


This Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake is such a great recipe to make when you have friends coming around. It’s sweet, moist and absolutely delicious. It takes a small bit longer than your average drizzle cake to prepare, but this is worth it! 

Start by heating golden syrup, cold water, butter and light brown sugar in a saucepan. Caramelize apples in butter. In one large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. Combine wet and dry ingredients and add tea. Bake the cake in the oven for about an hour. When the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes in it and drizzle syrup over the top. Enjoy this delicious cake with custard, whipped cream or both! 

To make Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake

Steps to make Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease and line an 8 inch baking pan with non-stick baking paper.


Melt golden syrup with water, butter and sugar


Place 300g golden syrup, 200ml of cold water, 150g butter and the light brown sugar in a saucepan. Place the saucepan over low heat and leave to melt slowly.


Caramelize apples


Place 30g butter in a non-stick skillet. Sauté the apple rings on both sides until caramelized. Add ½ a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Remove the pan from the heat and toss the apples to evenly coat.


Start making cake mix


Mix 300g of flour, zest of half a lemon, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and grated ginger and a pinch of salt together in a large mixing bowl.


Beat eggs and combine wet ingredients


In a separate large mixing bowl, beat 3 eggs together and whisk in the golden syrup mixture until fully combined.


Mix wet and dry ingredients


Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well. Stir in the rye breadcrumbs.


Add tea to cake mix


Stir 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda into the cold tea. Pour the tea into the cake mix stirl to form a batter.




Transfer the cake batter to the prepared cake pan. Press the caramelized apple rings evenly into the top of the cake. Bake in the oven for 1 hour until the cake is springy to the touch, but still slightly soft in the middle.


Make syrup


While the cake is cooking, mix the grated zest and juice of half a lemon with 1 tablespoon of stem ginger syrup and 75g of sugar.


Drizzle syrup over cake


Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes in it with a skewer. Pour over the syrup and leave to cool in the tin.



Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream or custard (or both!).

This Apple, Cinnamon and Ginger Drizzle Cake is full of flavor and perfectly moist! Bake it soon and remember to tag your baking posts with #CookMeRecipes.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Maisy Coar

Think I messed up on the measurements there's just too much to do..

Ryann Cowen

I prefer the pineapple upside down cupcakes its faster and tastier but my husband is hooked on this so it still gets a decent rating.

Opal Nighbert

To say I'm happy would be too little I'm SHOOKETH...

Micaela Vonkaenel

I came from the banana poke cake to this and this won me over it quickly knocked the banana out of the park lol.

Analia Trautz

Served it with vanilla icecream on the top.

Kalani Kechichian

Apple and cinnamon are the two things that should always be together this cake proves that.

Jenesis Muhammed

I made it in a heart shaped pan and it came out so cute even put some powdered sugar/lemon glaze over it :)

Kelsie Wininger

Fantastic taste really good.

Estefania Possemato

Well this is 10xs better than any apple pie i've ever had so i'll be sticking to this recipe for a long while.

Yareli Vanholland

Where do I even find golden syrup? Is maple syrup the same thing or?

Rayne Dabler

Scrumptious cake and I managed to nail it on the first try thanks to the simple steps on this website.


So freaking tasty i'm day dreaming about the next time i'll get to eat it again which at this point will probably be tomorrow hahaha.

Devyn Fedigan

I love how it doesn't take too much time to make and is mouth watering!

Krystal Welk

My kids are obsessed with the taste of this i even told them theirs fruit in it and they still ate it even though they refuse to eat fruit on its own, little weirdos haha.

Rosa Rosinsky

Normally I just slap some apples in dough then toss it in the oven for a simple pie but after seeing this I know i have to try it now and there's no escape.

Diya Matejek

Another brilliant recipe from the amazing Jelena, why am I not surprised?

Aryana Gicker

Wasn't too pleased with the amount of ingridents needed for this but I enjoyed the taste nonetheless.

Bryleigh Luchansky

Would gladly get fat off of a cake like this one.

Christiana Beights

LOVED this apple cinnamon cake from the moon and back it's freaking delicious!

Vivianna Policicchio

To be honest you could even add more fruits to the inside of this and it would still be delicious.


Yummy! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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