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Apple sponge squares

 142 ratings

Prep Time:20 mins

Cooking Time:30 mins

Serves:8 Adults


Apple sponge squares

A tasty sponge cake recipe that is ideal for the entire family, including those with a nut allergy.

About this recipe

This recipe was adapted from the Allergy NI cookbook "Parties, Picnics & Packed Lunches"


  • 113g / 4 oz. butter
  • 113g / 4 oz. of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 227g / 8 oz. of self-raising flour
  • 1 large apple, cooking or eating
  • 4 tablespoons of low-fat milk



  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C / 350⁰F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Cream the butter until it is soft then beat in the sugar until they are fluffy and light in color
  3. Beat the egg and add to mixture, beating it in well
  4. Sieve the flour 
  5. Peel, core and roughly chop the apple
  6. Stir flour and apple into other ingredients with the milk
  7. Line a swiss roll tin with baking parchment
  8. Turn into the swiss roll tin and spread it evenly to the sides
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until cake is golden brown and springy to touch
  10. Sprinkle sparingly with sugar and leave to cool
  11. Cut into squares when cooled

What you will need

  • Baking tray
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Kitchen scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk

Serving suggestions

Serve on their own or as a dessert with frozen yoghurt

"Try using low-fat margarine instead of butter to reduce the fat content."

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