Apple Peanut Sponge Dessert Recipe

Cooler evenings are a good time to begin enjoying hot desserts that are quick and easy to prepare using everyday ingredients. This has potential for becoming a family favourite.


Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes



Recipe Ingredients


  • 45 ml  SPAR margarine, soft
  •  250 ml   SPAR castor sugar  (210 g)
  • 3  large   SPAR eggs
  • 250 ml   SPAR cake flour  (120 g)
  • 5 ml    baking powder
  • pinch    salt
  • 60 ml  SPAR milk
  • 410 g can  pie apples


  •  40  ml   SPAR soft margarine
  •  80  ml   SPAR crunchy peanut butter
  • 125 ml  SPAR milk
  • 250 ml  SPAR castor sugar
  • 10 ml  caramel or vanilla essence

Recipe Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180° C. Grease a 20cm oven dish.
  2. Beat the margarine, sugar and eggs together thoroughly until fluffy.
  3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together directly onto this mixture, and along with the milk, blend together slowly to a smooth batter.
  4. Spoon the canned apples into the prepared oven dish and pour the batter over. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Ten minutes before the baking time is up, combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, and while stirring, bring almost to the boil.
  6. Pour this sauce over the hot sponge and it is removed from the oven. Set aside for some of the sauce to sink into the sponge. 

Hints & Tips

Try substituting the peanut butter with chocolate sandwich spread
Prick the sponge all over as it comes out the oven, to encourage maximum sauce penetration.