cheat’s apple tea cake

I got in from church after 11.30 yesterday and needed something sweet with my coffee. No cakes or biscuits in the house but a few boxes of cake mix for some cupcakes I had to make.

I decided to whip up a super quick tea cake that anyone can make and everyone will enjoy. It is so delicious and light and it would also make a great dessert hot out of the oven with some ice cream. No fancy ingredients required.


cheats apple tea cake
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Serves: 8-12
What you'll need
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • canned fruit (not too heavy)
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  1. Make cake mix according to the packet. I mix mine for 2 minutes on speed 4 in the thermomix.
  2. Pour into a lined square or round cake tin
  3. Decorate with some canned fruit - I like pie apple as it's not too heavy that it sinks to the bottom.
  4. Sprinkle about 2 Tbsp brown sugar over the top of the fruit and some cinnamon and bake for about 35 minutes until cooked right through in a 180 degrees oven.
  5. Top with some icing sugar and enjoy



  1. My kind of something sweet! Love it x

  2. Looks yummy… and easy to make!

  3. Made this on the weekend, definitely a hit!

  4. Oh yes! I love this Corrie, always looking for a quick short cut to whipping up something tasty to snack on. Anything with cooked Apple is just delicious too :)

  5. Genius! I’m going to try this one xx

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