Easy Apple Tea Cake With Cinnamon Icing

Hubby Made

We love an easy recipe! This delicious Apple Tea Cake with Cinnamon Icing is a great recipe to make with your toddler. They’ll love mixing all the ingredients together. And the best part – it’s all in one bowl! No electric mixers or slowly pouring in ingredients or trying to hold them back so they don’t over mix.

It’s also a great cake to make if you need a last minute dessert when friends are coming over, or if you’re in a hurry. You’ll most likely have all the ingredients in the cupboard too. We often make it without the Cinnamon Icing and serve it with fresh cream instead. Enjoy!



  • 150g melted butter
  • 400g tin of pie apples or 2 cups of stewed apples
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Icing:

  • 1/2 icing sugar mixture
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven at 150 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients into a bowl. Stir until well combined (let your toddler have fun mixing all the ingredients together – it won’t matter if they over mix).
  3. Pour mixture into a spring form tin (or line a tin with baking paper) and bake for 45 minutes at 150 degrees.
  4. After the cake has cooled put all the Cinnamon Icing ingredients in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan half-filled with boiling water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water) and stir until smooth and runny. 
  5. Quickly spread the Cinnamon Icing all over the cake, and let it drip down the sides. We placed the cake on a cooling rack and put baking paper down on the bench to catch the over spill.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.


If you’re in a rush this cake is just as yummy without the icing. Serve it with a dollop of fresh cream or just enjoy it on its own. Delicious!