Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

Apple cake made with fresh apples!

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

This recipe for apple cake with fresh apples makes a delicious, easy healthy apple cake without sugar. We make this homemade apple cake from scratch with cinnamon, sultanas and honey. A lot of lovely things come together to make this no sugar apple cake.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

With sugar free apple cake, or any low sugar and sugar free recipes, it’s good to get all the sweetness from fruit. Grating the apples means we get the most out of the sweetness and also creates a cake with a light texture.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

We added sultanas for some extra sweetness, but these are optional. If you don't like them, you could sub in a few chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

Slice the apples thinly for the topping, about 3 mm is good. Dab dry with some kitchen paper.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

They bake into to the top of the apple cake perfectly.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

Diabetic apple cake recipes need plenty of flavour, and that’s where the spices come in – there is nothing like the combination of apple cake with cinnamon! Sweet and nutty, fresh and rich all together.

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

Using oil instead of butter results in a much lighter and more moist cake.

The cream cheese filling complements the apple flavours perfectly!

Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

We were happy to see how easy it can be to make such a tasty, moist sugar free apple cake when the right ingredients come together. It’s one of those recipes you'll come back to again and again.

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Sugar Free Fresh Apple Cake Recipe UK

Recipe Category: Cakes, Desserts

Recipe Cuisine: british

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 12

Calories: 285

Rating: 5 from 12 votes


  • 200g (1.25 cups) Self Raising Flour
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100g sultanas (0.5 cups)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 100g (¼ cup + 3 tbsp) Honey
  • 2 Apples grated plus 1 apple sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Frosting: 280g (1.25 cups) Soft cheese
  • 100g (¼ cup + 3 tbsp) Honey


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 5 / 375F / 190c
  • Add grated apples, eggs, oil, vanilla extract, honey and vinegar to a bowl and combine thoroughly
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, sultanas and cinnamon, scrape into 2 lined cake tins
  • Pat apple slices dry with kitchen paper towel, arrange on top of one cake (this cake may take a couple of minutes longer than the other due to the added moisture from the extra apple)
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean
  • For the frosting: beat cream cheese and honey together, and when cake is cooled, slice both in half and sandwich together with your cream cheese filling

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Comments (3)


26th of February 2021

I don't see a print button so I can print the recipe. It looks really good. I love the cinnamon in it. Thank you.


16th of October 2020

Hi Scamp, thanks for your comment, I have added the measurements in U.S. cups. All the best!


15th of October 2020

This sounds good and I would like to try it. Why are the ingridients written in milligrams instead of cups and teaspoons? I don't use milligrams in my language of American english. Please send me the recipe in cups and teaspoons. Thank you

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