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Apple Pie Fondant Fancies

Apple Pie Fondant Fancies

Cinnamon sponge, apple filling, orange fondant coating
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 35
Calories 285kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 5 Eggs large
  • 150 g Golden caster sugar
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 75 g Melted butter

For the apple filling

  • 1 Chopped cooking apple
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 25 g Light brown soft sugar

For the glaze & to cover the cake

  • 2 tbsp Apricot jam
  • 250 g Orange fondant or white fondant coloured orange

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Butter softened, unsalted
  • 300 g Golden icing sugar or regular icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Caramel extract or vanilla extract

For the pourable fondant

  • 1 kg Orange fondant or white fondant coloured orange
  • 115 ml Cold water

To decorate

  • 100 g White chocolate
  • Bronze sprinkles
  • (If using white fondant) Orange food colouring


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C fan/Gas Mark 4, grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
  • To make the genoise sponge whisk the eggs with the golden caster sugar in a stand mixer for about 7 minutes until thick and trebled in size
  • Sieve in the plain flour and the cinnamon in three stages, and gently fold them in each time. Add the melted butter by pouring it around the edge of the bowl and folding it in. Pour the batter into the lined tin
  • Bake it for 25 minutes until risen, golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let it cool then wrap it up and put it in the freezer for an hour
  • To make the apple filling heat up the chopped cooking apple with the cinnamon and the light brown sugar on a low heat for 15 minutes until the apples are soft. Let the mixture cool, then whizz it up using a hand blender
  • Take the cake out of the freezer and brush the top with apricot jam
  • If you are using white fondant, knead some orange food colouring into it first until you get the desired shade. Roll out the fondant and cover the cake with it
  • Trim the edges of the cake then using a ruler cut it into 1.5" squares. Then cut each square into half horizontally
  • Spread the apple filling onto the bottom half of the cake and sandwich them all back together
  • Make a caramel buttercream by mixing the butter, golden icing sugar and caramel extract together. Use a palette knife to coat the sides of each cake with the buttercream, then put them in the fridge for an hour for the buttercream to set
  • Make a pourable fondant by mixing up the ready to roll fondant with the water. Set up a cooling rack with a baking tray underneath and using it to place the cakes on before the pouring the fondant over the top
  • Pour the fondant over the top of the cakes and encourage it around the sides to fully cover each cake
  • Melt the white chocolate, put it into a piping bag and piped a zig zag pattern on top. Add some bronze sprinkles if you wish, or any decoration of your choice, then leave the fondant to set
  • Serve once the fondant has set and eat leftovers within 2 days


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg