Chef Sham: Spiced Toffee Apple Cake

Chef Sham from the Cottage Restaurant joined Joe Finnegan on this weeks cookery corner to talk about spiced toffee apple cake.

Chef Sham joined Joe Finnegan in studio. Take a listen here:

Here’s the recipe:

Spiced toffee apple cake

Toffee sauce

300ml double cream

75g butter

100g light brown sugar


250g butter/margarine

250g caster sugar

4 eggs

250g self raising flour

1tsp mixed spice

1tsp vanilla

250g Bramley apples peeled & sliced


To make toffee sauce place all butter, sugar & cream into a saucepan & stir over the heat until melted together , about 2 mins.
Set aside
Sponge- beat the sugar & butter together in a mixer until light and fluffy.
Add half of the beaten eggs and mix well
Then add in the rest of the eggs with 1 tbsp of the flour. Beat until smooth
Using a metal spoon fold in the rest of the flour with the vanilla & mixed spice.
Line a greased tin with parchment paper and pour on the toffee sauce
Next add the sliced apples & pour over the cake batter.
Bake in a preheated oven at 170•c or gas mark 5 for 25-30 mins until the sponge comes out clean with a skewer.
Leave to cool for 5 mins then remove from the tin.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.