Apple & Walnut Traybake

Irish apples are the all year round “fruit” hero! Delicious to eat as they are and fantastic to bake with too. We are all familiar with the apple tart but believe me when I tell you this traybake is much easier and quicker to make and equally delicious!

The walnuts not only compliment the tasty sweet organic apples they also add texture and nutty goodness.

We really hope you try this one soon, remember to serve large slices with giant mugs of tea and chats.

Lou 🙂


  • 225g self raising flour (or 215g plain flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 175g soft butter
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 large apples, peeled and grated
  • 100g chopped walnuts, plus 30g extra to decorate
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar to decorate, optional


  1. Preheat the oven 170c and line a rectangle baking tray (12 x 8 inc) with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and grate the apples. (eat the apple peels with peanut butter as a snack)
  3. Measure the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and beat together using an electric beater or a hand held whisk.
  4. Next beat in the eggs.
  5. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the grated apple and chopped walnuts.
  7. Add the mixture to the prepared baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes. Check that the cake if cooked by inserting a cocktail stick when it comes out clean its ready.
  8. Set aside to cool.
  9. To decorate add the icing sugar to a small bowl, add a teaspoon boiling water and mix to a paste, it should be thick like glue. Drizzle over the cake and top with the extra chopped walnuts.

6 Replies to “Apple & Walnut Traybake”

  1. Sounds delicious. I love the combination of apples and walnuts. What would you recommend is the best way to make this egg free?

  2. Hi Jeanette, you can make flax eggs in place of the reg eggs. To make 2 flax eggs add 2 tablespoons of ground or flaxseed to 3 tablespoons of water, mix and set aside for 5 minutes. Add to the cake mix as you would eggs. I hope this works out for you. Lou 🙂

  3. Thanks Lou. Flax ‘eggs’ or egg replacer powder are my usual fallback solutions but as this is your recipe I thought I would ask your advice before going ahead. That’s cake for this weekend and the coming week sorted out then. It sounds the ideal cake where I am only baking for two of us so want something that doesn’t have to be eaten in one day. Thanks.

  4. Thats great Jeanette, will you let us know how it turns out. Have a lovely weekend. Lou 🙂

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