Egg-Free Apple Cinnamon Cake

apple cinnamon cake eggless


I’ve been messing about in the kitchen experimenting with some recipes.  Our chickens have been poorly, and all but one has stopped laying eggs.  Being unwilling to buy eggs I decided upon an eggless sponge.  Egg-free recipes aren’t just handy when your hens have stopped laying though, as anyone with an egg allergy will tell you!

This apple cake recipe one began as a plain sponge cupcake recipe.  I opened the cupboards pondering what I could use as flavouring and found the old favourite – cinnamon.  And what goes well with cinnamon but a good old apple or few.

Today I wanted to try the recipe again, but I wanted to see how it went as a single, large cake.

It went well.

So here is the recipe:

Egg-free Apple Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



400g Self Raising Flour
150g Sugar
250g Butter – softened
4 tsp Baking Powder
600ml Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
3 Apples, peeled, chopped and diced


175g Cream Cheese
600g Icing Sugar



Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas Mark 5.

  1. Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

  2. Slowly sift in flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Stir together well.

  3. Add water and stir thoroughly until all ingredients are combined.

  4. Stir chopped and diced apples into the mixture.

  5. Pour into a lined and greased 8 inch round springform cake tin.

  6. Bake for 45 mins.  If you find the top is over-browning before it’s fully baked cover the top with tin foil.  This will stop it getting burnt before it’s fully baked.

  7. Once baked remove from oven and place tin on a wire rack to cool.  Once cooled remove from tin and make frosting.

  8. Whisk together the cream cheese and icing sugar until the mixture is thick and gloopy, but still pourable.

  9. Pour onto cooled cake.  Watch as it runs over the edge of the cake into rivers of deliciousness.  Try not to drool over it.  That’s not hygienic.

  10. Let it sit for at least an hour before serving.  This is a good test of willpower.

  11. Eat and enjoy!



19 thoughts on “Egg-Free Apple Cinnamon Cake

  1. Yum. If I make this I will eat the WHOLE thing though! thanks for the blog visit recently….I am just now getting through all my email! 😉

  2. Hey there SITSa! 8 kids! WOW! I am in awe of you, only on number 2 at the moment (18mos and 8weeks) Will deffo be trying tgis recipe out soon! Just saw your recipe for choc cake in a mug… you evil woman! And me just started my diet!!! Oh well, I'm breastfeeding, I'm allowed:)

  3. Yummy! The icing looks so perfectly glazed! It's a show-stopper for sure! I hate to cook but actually don't mind to bake, and this looks pretty easy. Thanks for posting the recipe and for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  4. Seriously, ship that cake here! Or don' I couldn't just have a piece. I have no willpower at all!

    Oh send it! no don't…YES! Send! Gahh…shall I just come over and half it with you instead? Thats fair right? x

  5. My goodness. I just get done writing a post about ignoring my food temptations (AKA- cinnamon buns). Then I come over to your blog and find this yummy recipe. What's a girl to do? Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Oh dear. Delish. And I'm on a diet. I can 'smell' it just looking at the pictures.

    I'm a sucker for sweets. (probably the reason I got into my mess and need a diet 🙂

  7. Thanks for stopping by my Blog for a visit! Your cake looks sooooo delish! I would try to make one, but you lost me when the recipe didn't start with…1 box of….! I've never made a cake from scratch, with you know, flour and stuff!

  8. Oh this looks WONDERFUL! Bless you—my kids are allergic to eggs! I will definitely bake this! Thanks for the SITSa comment at my blog today–stop in any time.

  9. YUMMY! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cream cheese frosting, as far as I'm concerned, you shouldn't make frosting without it 😉
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I truly appreciate your comment.

  10. Be warned, the cake is very moreish. I kept picking away at it, then still going back for just another tiny bit. If I don't lose any weight this week you'll know why!

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