Apple Custard Tea Cakes

I got this recipe from Alice (my sister) and made them this afternoon.

I was really impressed with how delicious they were, although I must admit I did have my doubts when making them that they would turn out so well.

The funny thing was that I decided to make these apple cakes today to help get rid of a huge bag of cooking apples that need using up, and when I got halfway through the recipe, I realised that it only uses 1 apple!

Next time I make these (and there will definitely be a next time), I will put a few slices of apple on each cake. At least that way I might use up three apples... I will also double the recipe because 12 cakes is nowhere near enough to keep everyone happy here... especially when the cakes are so yummy!

Oh, and I didn't put on the melted butter and cinnamon/sugar mix. I just dusted them with icing sugar and they were awesome!

Apple Custard Tea Cakes

Makes 12

90 grams butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup caster sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup custard powder
2 tbsp milk
1 large apple
30 grams butter (extra for brushing hot cakes)
1tsp sugar combined with 1/2 tsp cinnamon for dusting

1 tbsp custard powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

1. Make custard and leave to cool

2. Mix butter, vanilla, sugar, eggs, SR flour, custard powder and milk on low speed till just combined... increase speed and beat until mixture is changed to a paler colour.

3. Divide half the mixture among cases top with custard and then spread remaining mixture over the top. Top with apple slices.

4. Bake for approx 30 min @ 180 degrees.

5. Brush hot cakes with extra butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon!


  1. Yum Yum Ruth, they look wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing :D Are you still getting your oven? We're still thinking about it, on my wish list ;)

  2. ooh! these look delish! i can't wait to try these, yum :)

    hope you guys are keeping well. lots of love xx

  3. They look delicious! Anything with apple is always a winner.

  4. Yum, I am definitely going to make these with the kids!

  5. These looked so good I had to try them, yum! I tweaked them a bit to my family's preferences though and they were a hit, ok if I put a link to this recipe on my blog?

  6. Yum, I found these on my sister's blog and had to try them too! Very, very good. I posted a link back to you too, hope you don't mind, but they are too good to keep a secret!

  7. oh yum! LOL something to try here esp when Granny Smith are at a good price :D Thanks Ruth.


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