Apple & Sour Cream Slice (classic recipe)

A classic baked Apple & Sour Cream Slice made with a tea cake-style base and topped with layers of sliced apple, sour cream and cinnamon. 

A piece of slice with layers of cake, apple, sour cream and cinnamon.

When it comes to old fashioned slices, this Apple & Sour Cream Slice is right up there with Caramel Slice, Peppermint Slice, Jelly Slice and Coconut Ice. There’s a reason these classic slices are more popular than ever! 

 

Homemade Old Fashioned Apple & Sour Cream Slice 

There are some variations of this slice that use packet cake mix for the base – but my version is completely homemade (and it honestly couldn’t be easier!). 

The homemade base is a very simple 1 bowl, no-fuss teacake that takes just a couple of minutes to mix together. So forget about using a packet mix… this version is cheaper and just as simple!

A plate topped with pieces of apple and cinnamon slice.

The Ingredients for Apple & Sour Cream Slice

For the base: 

  • melted butter
  • self-raising flour
  • caster sugar
  • desiccated coconut
  • vanilla extract

For the layers:

  • thinly sliced apple
  • eggs
  • sour cream
  • ground cinnamon or cinnamon sugar

* Please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the method

The ingredients for an apple sour cream slice base.

How To Make Apple Slice With Sour Cream

Step 1 – Prepare The Tea Cake Base

Place the melted butter, caster sugar, coconut and vanilla extract into a medium sized bowl. Sift over the self raising flour. Mix until smooth and creamy. Bake until lightly golden. 

Flour and melted butter in a mixing bowl.

Crumbly base being poured into a cake tin.

Cake base mixture being pressed into a cake tin.

A lightly golden baked slice base.

Step 2 – Layer The Apple Slices

Place thinly sliced pieces of apple on top of the baked base. 

Apple slices over the top of a cake base.

Step 3 – Mix The Sour Cream And Eggs

Use a whisk or a fork to combine the sour cream and eggs. Pour it over the top of the apple slices. 

Eggs and sour cream in a bowl.

Sour cream and egg mixture being poured over apple slice.

Step 4 – Sprinkle With Cinnamon

Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon or cinnamon sugar over the top of the slice. 

Cinnamon being sprinkled over an apple sour cream slice.

Step 5 – Bake Until Set

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the sour cream has set. 

 

Storing The Slice

Apple & Sour Cream Slice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Cinnamon sprinkled over the top of pieces of apple and sour cream slice.

More Apple Recipes

If you love apple recipes, check these ones out too!

Pieces of slice layered with apple, sour cream and cinnamon on a cake plate.

FAQ

Does this slice freeze well?

I don’t recommend freezing this slice. 

What type of apples can I use?

You can use absolutely any type of apple you like (I generally use Pink Lady or Granny Smith). 

Is this slice super sweet?

No, not at all! The only sugar in this slice is a small amount in the base. Therefore, it’s not overly sweet at all. 

Can I make Apple & Sour Cream Slice in my Thermomix?

Of course! There’s conventional as well as Thermomix methods in the recipe card below. 

Do you have any tricks for cutting this slice?

I like to use a small serrated knife to cut through the apple layer and then a large flat knife to cut through the rest of the slice. 

 

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE APPLE & SOUR CREAM SLICE

 

WANT EVEN MORE DELICIOUS RECIPES? Subscribe to my newsletter or follow along on Facebook or Instagram. And if you love baking, then please come and join my Facebook cooking club group or subscribe to my YouTube channel. 

A plate of sour cream and apple slice.

Apple & Sour Cream Slice

A classic baked Apple & Sour Cream Slice made with a teacake-style base and topped with layers of sliced apple, sour cream and cinnamon. 
4.84 from 12 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: sweet
Cuisine: Slices
Keyword: apple and sour cream slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter melted
  • 200 g (1 1/3 cups) self-raising flour
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 65 g (3/4 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g sour cream
  • 2 apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon see notes

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 extract into a medium sized bowl. Sift over the self raising flour. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Press mixture into the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly 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 ground cinnamon over the top (or cinnamon sugar).
  • Place back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until the sour cream has set in.
  • Allow to cool in the tin before placing into the fridge to cool completely.
  • Cut into slices when completely cold.

Thermomix 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 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 lightly 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.
  • Allow to cool before placing into the fridge to cool completely. Cut into slices when completely cold.

Notes

Recipe Tips: 
Types of apple - you can use any type of apple you like for this recipe (I generally use Pink Lady or Granny Smith). 
Slicing the apple - make sure you peel the apple before slicing it into thin slices. The slices need to be quite thin so that they start to soften when baked. 
Cinnamon - you can sprinkle ground cinnamon or cinnamon sugar over the top. Cinnamon sugar will result in a sweeter flavour. 
Storing the slice - store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Please note: this slice does not freeze well. 
Cutting the slice - I like to use a small serrated knife to cut through the apple layer and then a large flat knife to cut through the rest of the slice. 
 
 

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
Did you try this recipe?Mention @BakePlaySmileBlog or tag #BakePlaySmile!

80 thoughts on “Apple & Sour Cream Slice (classic recipe)”

  1. Jacqui Porter says:

    5 stars
    I just made this, thermomix version.. its DELICIOUS, thank you.

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much!! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *