Apple cinnamon tea cake (from scratch)


February 2, 2016

Apple cinnamon tea cake (from scratch) 5 0 5 11
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs

  • Yields: 8 pieces


1 Granny Smith Apple (peeled cored and sliced and soak in lemon juice)

60g butter

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 cup SR flour

Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling (Optional)


1Peel core and slice Apple and soak in lemon juice and set aside.

2Combine butter and sugar in mixer.

3Add egg, vanilla essence, and cinnamon. Mix until combined.

4Add flour and milk alternately while mixing until all combined.

5Pour mixture into buttered and floured slow cooker insert.

6Push Apple slices into top anyway you like (unless very thin, they will sink to the middle anyway)

7I added a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar over the top.

8Pop tea towel under lid.

9Tea Towel Trick

10Cook on high for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until skewer comes out of the centre clean.


1Turn slow cooker every half hour to avoid burning (1.5L slow cookers have a hot spot)

2To make non stick coating for slow cooker insert (cake comes out easier and isn't wrinkly like with baking paper) Rub the slow cooker insert with margarine/spread on some paper towel, then coat with some flour. Tip out excess flour and set slow cooker aside.

Submitted by Shannen Edge


26 Reviews

Hi Rodney, the 1.5L often does have a hot spot so this is easily overcome by spinning the inner bowl occasionally during cooking so that hot spot is dispersed around the cake 🙂

Rodney Mayfield

May 31, 2022

the recipe was very easy and nice but sadly my little beast of a SC (1.5L) has a large hot spot and gave one side of the cake a rather heavy tan (bit crunchy and a tad dark) still was good to taste
P.S. used Royal Gala instead of Granny Smith apples

Caytie Hogan

May 29, 2022

First thing i made in my new wee slow cooker. Used gluten free ordinary flower and 2 tsp baking powder. Was wonderful…going on my treat list.

Caytie Hogan

May 27, 2022

Lovely. First thing i did in 1.5 slow cooker. Use gf ordinary flour with 2 tsp baking powder. Loved it..needed to shake flour out better oops.. will defo do again


October 26, 2021

Lovely cake I used apples from my tree that I had partly cooked and frozen a few months ago. Added sultanas too and it is thoroughly enjoyable!


May 4, 2021

This was the first thing I tried in my baby slowcooker. Tasty and moist, however I need to be a little more careful getting it out of the bowl lol
I added some melted butter and cinnamon and sugar on top once it was cooked.

Sue McCracken

June 11, 2019

I’m going to try this with rhubarb. My friend gave me a great Rhubarb Cake recipe which I will convert to SC. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Dianne Waite

July 26, 2018

Great cake moist and tasty will cook again but will put diced apples instead of sliced 👍

It doesn’t have honey then???
And yes I think it could work the other way still 🙂


June 9, 2018

I made this today (adjusted to make it diabetic friendly for hubby) .. substituted margarine for butter, used sugar substitute & wholemeal flour .. was very moist & tasty 😋.. found the cinnamon a bit strong so will use less next

Margaret Mayor

June 8, 2018

Sounds lovely- I cannot see HONEY anywhere in the Ingredients. Would this work using a Packet Cake mix and adding the cinnamon & Apple ?


June 4, 2018

Delicious cake! I made it with gluten free flour & a teaspoon of baking powder added.

Samantha Cooper

June 2, 2018

Made this tonight and it was delish. Outside cooked a little bit more but was still good. Had it warm with ice cream 😊

I don’t see why not .. you’ll just need to adjust cooking time
Though in a larger cooker it may not be as high a mix so may still cook similar time 🙂

Pauline Huddleston

June 1, 2018

Can I double this recipe for my 3.5 litre?

I think the flour and milk variations should work
Not certain on the honey since it’s adding extra moisture to the cake
You could swap sugar for splenda?
If you do try the swaps let us know anyway 🙂

Caster sugar is a fine sugar used in baking
SR flour is self raising flour

Mary Thompson

June 1, 2018

What is Caster sugar and SR flour?

Jodi bell

June 1, 2018

Do you think this would work ok with whole meal flour and almond milk? And instead of sugar some honey? Sorry for silly questions but trying to make things a bit healthier in the house

It’s not at all dumb to ask anything you aren’t sure of 🙂
These are done in a 1.5L slow cooker which is a round bowl.
Often they can get a hot spot on one side … so turning the cooking bowl around occasionally moves the cake around that hot spot rather than staying on it and getting burnt in one spot 🙂

Lindy-Lou Blythe

June 1, 2018

Can I ask please what do you mean by turning the slow cooker? Is it the whole ting or the insert? I know this sounds dumb 😐


July 2, 2017

Made this today and turned out perfect. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe 😊

Lee Baker

October 4, 2016

Beautiful moist cake, had it with custard for dessert

Sandra Cooper

August 18, 2016

Lovely cake, will be making this again and again 🙂

Lisa Thompson

August 16, 2016

Very nice little cake… great served warm with ice cream and lovely with a cuppa tea!

Bev Woods

June 10, 2016

what a great cake, i didnt put the apple on the top but im def making a double amount next time 🙂 loved it

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