This apple sour cream slice (apple cake) is hard to resist. The base is cake-like, without any cake mix. It’s then topped with sweet apple slices and smooth sour cream. This is one fantastic slice.

This recipe uses fresh apples. However, you can simplify it using a 410g apple slice tin instead of 2 fresh apples. The perfect afternoon treat is to top the slice with cinnamon.

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Ingredients in apple slice sour cream

Are you ready to make a slice of pizza? These ingredients are required:

  • Butter – This recipe uses salted butter, but you can use unsalted butter.
  • White sugar – This is either regular white sugar or granulated sugar. It’s used to make the base of the cake.
  • You can make your self-rising flour by mixing 1 cup of plain flour and one teaspoon of baking powder.
  • Coconut is a popular choice
  • Vanilla extract – Can be used in place of vanilla essence.
  • Apples – This slice was made with sweet red apples, but you could also use green apples.
  • Egg – This recipe uses a large egg.
  • Sour cream: Use full-fat sour cream. The higher fat content will make the slice more firm.
  • Cinnamon

Instructions step by step

  • First, heat the oven to 180°C fan force before you start working on the recipe. Set aside a slice pan with baking paper.

In a bowl, combine the softened butter with the white sugar. Mix until fluffy and light. Mix in the self-raising flour, desiccated coconut, and vanilla extract.

Place the mixture in the prepared slice pan. Bake the mixture for 15 minutes or until it turns golden. Place the peeled, cored, and sliced apples on the cake base. Mix the egg and sour cream and drizzle over the apple slices. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the acidic cream layer is set.


  • Softened butter, 125g
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Two apples
  • One egg
  • 300ml sour cream
  • For sprinkling cinnamon


  1. Bake on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl with a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract, flour, and coconut oil until combined.
  3. Place the mixture in a baking tray. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the mixture turns slightly golden.
  4. Place the cored and sliced apples in a single layer on the base.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolk and sour cream. Sprinkle the apple mixture over the top.
  6. Let cool in the tin for a few minutes before cutting.