Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 350+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €10.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points


Get creative with special occasion cakes!

Caramel apple poke cake

Recipe by Baking Mad (


For the cake

270g (9½oz) unsalted butter, softened

270g (9½oz) unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington’s)

5 large free-range eggs

1½ tsp vanilla extract (we like Nielsen Massey)

2 tsp ground mixed spice

270g (9½oz) self-raising white flour

1 tsp baking powder

2½ tbsp whole milk

395g (14oz) tin apple pie filling (drained, chopped coarsely)

For the caramel

50g (1¾oz) unrefined light muscovado sugar (we like Billington’s)

100g (3½oz) golden syrup

35g (1¼oz) unsalted butter, softened

80ml (2¾fl oz) single cream

½ tsp vanilla extract (we like Nielsen Massey)

For the frosting

300g (10½oz) icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)

90g (3¼oz) unsalted butter, softened

300g (10½oz) cream cheese, chilled

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5. Grease and line a rectangular tin measuring 23x33x5cm (9x13x2in) with baking parchment.

2 Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the eggs one at a time with a spoonful of flour to stop it curdling.

3 Add the vanilla and mixed spice and beat well. Fold in the flour, baking powder, milk and lastly the chopped, drained apples.

4 Pour into your prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and springy. Once cooked, allow the cake to cool completely in the tin.

5 While the cake cools, make the caramel sauce by melting the sugar, syrup and butter in a heavy-based pan over a moderate heat. Allow the mixture to bubble for about 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in the cream and vanilla. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

6 While the caramel is cooling make the icing. Using a stand mixer or wooden spoon, work the butter and icing sugar until they come together. You can add some of the cream cheese to help this along.

7 Once the mixture has fully combined, add the cinnamon and cream cheese and beat together until soft. Take care not to overbeat as this mixture can go runny. Put the icing in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the cake.

8 Remove the cooled cake from the tin. Using a straw, poke holes all over the cake that go three-quarters of the way through the cake. Drizzle half of your cooled caramel into the holes.

9 To serve, spread your cream cheese frosting over the top and drizzle with the remaining caramel.

Triple chocolate cookie cake

Recipe by Baking Mad (
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Baking Heaven - FREE BAKING HEAVEN ISSUE
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
Read Now
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address
This special issue is not included in a new Baking Heaven subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 3.42 per issue
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 5.49 per issue

View Issues

About Baking Heaven

This issue has all the recipes you need for garden parties, picnics and BBQs with your friends and family! Get creative with cookie shots, impress your friends with our step-by-step triple chocolate berry tart showstopper and try our simple bake sale bakes to keep the crowds coming back for more at your charity fundraisers. Keep the kids entertained during the holidays, find out what to make for fussy eaters, plus try our fun bakes to make together including a step-by-step fruit & seed bread that little ones will love!