Apple & Sour Cream Slice (classic recipe)

Make the perfect Apple & Sour Cream Slice using this classic recipe. A sweet cake-like base and a tangy sour cream, apple and cinnamon top layer. YUM!

Argh! Every now and then I could swear that I’ve put a recipe on the blog and then when I go to search for it, I realise that I haven’t. This is one of those slices! I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to put up a recipe for Apple & Sour Cream Slice. Seriously, what is wrong with me!?

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

I’m sure by now you know that I’m a girl that loves my sugar. Unfortunately you won’t be seeing me ‘quit sugar’ anytime soon. But! This is a great recipe for those of you who who don’t necessarily have as huge a sweet tooth as I do (if you are a sugarholic though, don’t worry, you’ll still love this slice!). The two layers complement each other perfectly as the tangy sour cream and apple top layer balances out the sweet, cake-like base of the bottom layer.  Add to that a good shake of cinnamon on top and you have one ridiculously yummy (and not too sweet!) slice.

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

You can sprinkle plain cinnamon over the top, or, if you like the sweeter things in life, try using cinnamon sugar instead (a little warning: that stuff is addictive!). If you’re wanting to lighten things up a little, then you can always use light sour cream. It’s best to make this slice ahead of time and then pop it into the fridge for a few hours to cool completely. The longer you leave it, the easier it will be to cut into slices.

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t liked this Apple & Sour Cream Slice and it seriously is just a really, really yummy little thing to make!

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

Make the perfect Apple & Sour Cream Slice using this classic recipe. A sweet cake-like base and a tangy sour cream, apple and cinnamon top layer. YUM!
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Course: sweet
Cuisine: Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 216

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter melted
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 65 g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g sour cream
  • 2 apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon or cinnamon sugar

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 if using a fan forced oven).
  • Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  • Place the melted butter, caster sugar, coconut and vanilla essence into a medium sized bowl.
  • Sift over the self raising flour.
  • Use electric beaters to beat the mixture until smooth and creamy.
  • Press mixture into the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Take the slice out of the oven and layer the thinly sliced apple over the top.
  • In a bowl, beat the sour cream and eggs together until well combined.
  • Pour the sour cream mixture over the top of the apple.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top (or cinnamon sugar).
  • Place back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until the sour cream has set in.
  • Leave to cool before placing into the fridge to cool completely.
  • Cut into slices when completely cold.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 degrees celsius if using a fan forced oven). Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  • Place the butter into the TM bowl and melt on Speed 3, 60 degrees for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the caster sugar, coconut, self raising flour and vanilla essence and mix on Speed 3 for 30 seconds (scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed).
  • Press mixture into the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Take the slice out of the oven and layer the thinly sliced apple over the top.
  • Place the sour cream and eggs into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 4 for 30 seconds. Pour the sour cream mixture over the top of the apple.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top (or cinnamon sugar).
  • Place back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until the sour cream has set.
  • Leave to cool before placing into the fridge to cool completely. Cut into slices when completely cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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77 thoughts on “Apple & Sour Cream Slice (classic recipe)”

  1. Carly says:


    Sooooo much better than the packet mix base and can of pie apples. Thank you!

    P.S. I ate mine warm, 5 mins after taking it from the oven and it was ahhhhhmazing! Also amazing room temperature and also amazing from the fridge 😉

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!!! Love eating it warm!

  2. Bec says:

    I don’t know what I did wrong but my sour cream topping taste like scrambled eggs followed the Tmx instructions.. might try again!

  3. Alison says:

    Hi.
    What are these measurements for flour, caster sugar and coconut in metric cups?
    Would be grateful for the conversion.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Alison, this will help you! https://bakeplaysmile.com/baking-conversion-chart/

  4. Annette says:

    My husband thought there was something missing, I then remembered that I usually pin a tablespoon or of sugar with the sour cream to cut back on the sourness.

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