Spiced apple honey teacake

If you're looking for the perfect partner for your next cup of tea, look no further than this spiced apple honey teacake. It even freezes well - making it a must for unexpected guests

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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  • 125 gram butter, chopped, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar, plus ½ cup extra
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped, plus 1 extra sliced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice


  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
  • 2
    In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Add honey and vanilla.
  • 3
    Add eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition. Lightly fold in flour alternately with milk, then fold in chopped apple.
  • 4
    Pour mixture into pan and top with half the apple slices. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer. Stand in pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack.
  • 5
    In a small saucepan, stir sugar and water on low until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and boil, brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet brush. Simmer until golden. Add apple slices and sprinkle with mixed spice. Cook for 2 minutes, turning. Cool, then arrange over top of cake.


  • This is best eaten on the day it’s made but freezes well.