Easy fruit based cakes and muffins for baking beginners

Fruit based cakes are easy to make, quick to bake with a minimal amount of ingredients. Perfect for beginners in baking, baking with kids or those looking for a quick bake, we've put together three of our favourite recipes.

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

  • 135g Caster Sugar
  • 115g butter softened 
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125ml milk 
  • 1 large apple, peeled and cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, line and grease a 7inch deep sandwich tin.
  2. Beat caster sugar and butter until smooth then add the eggs & vanilla extract
  3. Stir in the plain flour and baking powder then add the milk and cubed apples. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, top with the combined brown sugar and cinnamon and bake for 30 - 40 minutes. 

Banana Loaf Cake

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, cubed or sliced depending on preference
  • 190g self raising flour
  • 60ml milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, grease and line a 2lb loaf pan.
  2. Melt the butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract over a low heat. Once melted remove from heat and add the egg, bananas, flour and milk and mix until well combined.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.  

Blueberry and Honey Muffins

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 225ml milk
  • 85g honey
  • 60g butter
  • 75g blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, line a muffin tray with muffin cases.
  2. Beat together the egg, milk, honey and butter then add the plain flour and baking powder, mix until well combined
  3. Gently stir through the blueberries then pour the mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes until a skewer comes out to clean.