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  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins prep
  • 30 mins cook

Apple sponge

Apple sponge

Light, fluffy, and filled with juicy warm apple pieces, this delicious apple sponge cake is wonderful served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


Apple sponge

  • 60 g low-fat spread
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • ice-cream or cream, to serve

Stewed fruit

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 slice lemon peel


Apple sponge

  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  2. Make stewed fruit: Place 1cm water in a saucepan with sugar, clove and lemon peel. Bring to boil, stirring. Add fruit. Cook gently, covered, for about 10 minutes until tender.S
  3. Spoon stewed fruit into the base of a 20cm pie plate or casserole dish.
  4. In a bowl, beat spread and sugar together until creamy. Add egg, beating well. Lightly fold in flour, alternately with milk. Spread evenly over fruit.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until top is firm and golden. Serve warm with ice-cream or cream.


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