Toffee Apple Loaf Cake!

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An Easy and Delicious Toffee Apple Loaf Cake with a Brown Sugar Apple Sponge, Toffee Buttercream Frosting, Toffee Popcorn and Toffee Sauce!

It’s the beginning of November, and I thought it was the perfect time to slip in another Apple related bake before Bonfire Night, and why not just make it Toffee themed as well?! It’s gooey, it’s delicious, and oh so tasty! 

I love a good apple themed bake – we all know this from my Apple Crumble Cake, and my Caramel Apple Crumble Pie… but I have recently got into loaf cakes. After the downright crazy successes of my White Chocolate & Raspberry Loaf Cake, and my Sticky Toffee Loaf Cake, I thought another would be ideal! 

And oh my days… this is delicious. It’s essentially just a loaf cake version of my Toffee Apple Cake, but as you are all demanding as many more loafs cakes as you can get out of me, I thought this was the perfect time of year to post this one!

I kept this recipe as simple as possible to really bring out the apple flavour, but also have the sweetness in there of the toffee. I didn’t add any cinnamon to this one, as partly I didn’t have any cinnamon in the cupboard, and also… I don’t want to add cinnamon to every apple bake I make. 

I stuck to my baking ideals here and used the same loaf tin as in my other recipes, as I really do find it the perfect size. For reference its 24.4 x 14.4 x 6.9 cm in size – and I say this in detail because loaf tins really can vary SO much, even if they’re all called 2lb. 

The sponge itself is easy to make, and I decided to use dark brown sugar this time to give it that darker and more toffee like flavour naturally (you can use light brown sugar, or even caster sugar if you prefer) and I LOVED it! 

I use dark brown sugar when I make homemade toffee sauce so it’s ideal to use it in a sponge like this too! The apple mixture itself is purely apples chopped up and stirred with some sugar, and then folded in the cake mixture – so it’s nice and simple!

For the Buttercream, I went really simple and similar again to my Toffee Apple Cake, and just did a basic American buttercream style frosting with Toffee Sauce. For ease and quickness I used shop bought toffee sauce for this one, but you can find a delicious homemade sauce on this recipe!

For decoration I wasn’t really sure what to do, as I didn’t want to use apples again, and didn’t have many delicious items in the cupboard… but in the end, using toffee popcorn and fudge sprinkles was ideal! 

I love the look of the popcorn on top, the little pops of fudge flavour from the sprinkles, and with an extra drizzle of sauce it’s the perfect accompaniment to the cake flavouring! You can of course decorate the cake however you please as I know some people don’t like popcorn – but that’s up to you! 

I used my trusty 2D closed star piping tip to decorate this, along with the 2lb loaf tin that I will always recommend – In general for a cake like this you can easily drizzle the toffee sauce on with a spoon, or the bottle if it’s shop bought – but I do love these piping bags for the buttercream

I hope you love this autumnal recipe as much as I do, and that you had a wonderful Halloween! Enjoyyyyyyy!! x

Toffee Apple Loaf Cake!

An Easy and Delicious Toffee Apple Loaf Cake with a Brown Sugar Apple Sponge, Toffee Buttercream Frosting, Toffee Popcorn and Toffee Sauce!
5 from 3 votes
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Category: Cake
Type: Cake
Keyword: Apple, Loaf cake, Toffee
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Decorating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 250 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 250 g Dark Brown Sugar (plus 20g)
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 5 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 200 g Cooking Apple (peeled & chopped weight)


  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 65 g Toffee Sauce


  • Toffee Sauce
  • Toffee Popcorn
  • Fudge Sprinkles


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line a 2lb loaf tin with parchment paper!
  • Peel and chop your Apple - I used one large Apple, but make sure to get an Apple about 275g in size to get the correct chopped amount!
  • I chop the Apple into 1-2cm size pieces! Add 20g of Dark Sugar into the apple, and mix together!
  • In a stand mixer, add your Butter and the Dark Sugar and beat till smooth.
  • Add in the Flour, Eggs and Vanilla and beat again till lovely and smooth!
  • Mix the Apple into the cake mixture with a spatula, and pour into the tin!
  • Bake the cake in the oven for 50-60+ minutes!

For the Buttercream

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature!
  • Beat the butter on it's own for a few minutes to make it supple!
  • Add in the icing sugar again and beat again till a smooth buttercream is made!
  • Add in your toffee sauce, and beat again!

For the Decoration

  • Pipe your buttercream onto your cake however you want - I used a 2d piping tip and piped from side to side to cover the top!
  • Decorate with whatever you fancy - I used some toffee popcorn, and some fudge sprinkles!


  • This cake will last for 3 days once made!
  • I recommend using Bramley Apples!
  • I use this lovely 2lb loaf tin for this cake and it fits perfectly!
  • Sometimes because of the apple the cake can take a smidge longer to bake, but don't freak out... some ovens are the wrong temp without you even knowing!
Nutrition Facts
Toffee Apple Loaf Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 598 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1082IU22%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Karys
    October 14, 2020 at 9:45 am


    Can I freeze this recipe?

  • Nicola
    October 1, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Jane! I’m trying this recipe in a couple of weeks -so excited! I was wondering what measurements to use for a 9”9 square tin? Or maybe as a traybake (i.e rectangular tin the same as your other recipes).
    Thank you!xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 1, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      I would follow the idea of my apple crumble traybake cake, but with toffee topping and without crumble as that’s already a traybake tin! x

  • Jackie
    August 15, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    5 stars
    Made this today minus the popcorn and it was delicious. A friend popped in for a cuppa, had a slice of cake and told me it’s the best cake I’ve made! Really tasty without being over sweet. 😊

  • Claire
    August 6, 2020 at 9:57 am

    What toffee sauce do you use is it just ice cream toffee sauce?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Yes! So you can either make your own (from a sticky toffee recipe of mine) or use shop bought – ice cream style or something! X

  • Jo
    June 5, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Hi do you just mix toffee sauce icing sugar and butter together in a bowl to make to buttercream? Doesn’t say in recipe

  • julie Morgan
    May 2, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious cake everyone that tried it loved it xx

  • Sue
    December 13, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Can you explain what you mean by vanilla please? Do you mean essence, paste, or something else? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      December 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

      Vanilla comes in many different forms – therefore I don’t specify. You can use any you like!

    • Sue
      December 14, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you. First attempt in the oven now!

  • Kirsty
    November 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Jane
    If I wanted to make these into the individual loaves, how long should I bake them for?


    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 25, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      I’m afraid I can’t help you for certain as I never make individual loaves, but I would hazard a guess at slightly longer than cupcakes take?

  • Sue Lawrence
    November 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    5 stars
    It was one of the nicest cakes I’ve made!! Everyone at work loved it. I like the topping when it’s been in the fridge. 😀 will be baking this one again. Thanks for the recipes next one is hot chocolate cheesecake, buying hot chocolate tomorrow.

  • Colleen Reader
    November 4, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Definitely one on my list to bake. I adore toffee and apple and this looks super yummy 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 4, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Ahh yay! It’s such a yummy combo isn’t it!!

  • Sue Lawrence
    November 2, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Did the toffee apple loaf. Hadn’t got the right size tin so did one and half times recipe as tray bake no popcorn so topped with honeycomb and toffee pieces.


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