Bonfire Night Cake

Bonfire Night Cake

For those of you who follow me over on Instagram, you’ll know that this was a super last-minute blog post (I really need to start planning ahead…). I’m actually really glad that I made the quick decision to bake this toffee apple gingerbread loaf cake. It’s delicious, easy to make, and the perfect accompaniment to celebrate Bonfire Night tonight!




  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 50g treacle
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 3tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tbsp milk
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 large eating apples, peeled and cored, one cut into small dice, one thinly sliced
Toffee Sauce
  • 100g chewy toffees
  • 1½ tbsp milk
  • Gold stars (optional)

bonfire night close up cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Grease an approx 8.5x4in loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Whisk the butter, sugar, golden syrup and treacle together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, ground ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time, whisking well after each addition and adding a heaped tablespoon of the flour mix with each one. Add the rest of the flour along with the milk and salt and mix until just combined. Finally fold in the diced apple.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Arrange the sliced apple in a row along the middle of the loaf.
  5. Bake for 1 to 1½ hours until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean; cover the top of the loaf with foil after about 40 minutes to prevent it from getting too dark.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin for about half an hour then carefully turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  7. To make the toffee topping, place the toffees and milk in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the toffees have melted and the sauce is smooth, add a drop more milk if it is too thick to drizzle.
  8. Drizzle the sauce all over the cake, add the gold stars and ENJOY!

The cake will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week, though the toffee sauce will lose it’s shine.

Bonfire Night Cut Cake

I hope you enjoy this yummy cake and have a good night tonight whatever you may be doing! You’ll be able to see what I get up to tonight over on Twitter and Instagram (hint – it does involve fireworks…obviously).




p.s. what are you doing for Bonfire Night? I’d love to hear from you!

p.p.s I got this recipe from Domestic Gothess, she does amazing recipes, go check her out!



  1. Anu November 5, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Omg I need to try this! It looks so yummy! I love the little stars you’ve added :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  2. Alicia November 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    This looks so yummy! 😍 I love the sound of this minus the ginger (I hate ginger) what would be your suggestion for a substitute?xx

  3. andthenzen ✨ November 5, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible?! Ginger cake is one of my favourites (alongside banana loaf, which is always top of the list) and it’s something that everyone in my family enjoys! 🙊 I love the little stars, they’re a perfect little addition for Bonfire Night.. 😍

    • everythingchessie November 6, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Awh thank you! 🙈 I thought I should add something to make it more bonfire themed haha ✨

  4. Yasmin November 6, 2017 / 9:18 am

    This looks so yum! And I am sucker for a brownie and of course apples! This is also perfect for this time of year. That warmed up with a cup of tea and a good movie sounds like my ideal evening lol.

    Going to give this a try. I am not the best baker but would take this as a challenge lol. Hopefully it will look as good as yours! xx

  5. Alice November 6, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    This looks absolutely heavenly, I’m not the best at baking but this seems fairly simple (in theory, haha). Do you deliver? 😉 x


    • everythingchessie November 18, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you! I’m not very good at baking – this is probably the best thing I’ve ever made haha! Sorry, there wasn’t any left to post, it all got eaten up so quickly haha x

  6. Alice November 6, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Not to be dramatic but this literally looks all my hopes and dreams in a cake. This is 100% on my list of things to bake, it sounds GORGEOUS. I hope you had a fab bonfire night! I just stayed in as my dog is a big scaredy cat and I hate leaving her alone when I know she’s anxious!
    Alice Xx

    • everythingchessie November 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Haha thank you! It was yummy, you should try it sometime, it’s definitely worth it! Awh hope your dog was okay! xx

  7. Gemma November 6, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    This cake looks amazing! Definitely reminds me of Bonfire Night, this recipe sounds really easy to do. I’ve never thought of a toffee apple cake though, it sounds amazing and definitely makes me a little hungry!

    Gemma |

  8. Lily November 6, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Makes me want to buy some ingredients and bake a cake 🙂 x

  9. Leslie November 9, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Okay I’m trying this out next time I bake! This sounds so wonderful!

  10. katie November 10, 2017 / 7:14 am

    oh sweet mary mother of god THANK YOU for this post! this little baby looks ravshing..and i am now starving hungry and it’s barely even 7.30 and all i want for breakfast is cake! screw it, it’s friday fright? bookmarking this for a quiet weekend! ♥♥ **dribble**

    katie. xx

    • everythingchessie November 14, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Haha, glad you like it! Hopefully you get the time to make it soon!xx

  11. Kayleigh Zara November 10, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    This cake looks really amazing and I love how you’ve decorated the cake with small stars! I might have to try making this x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  12. Julia November 11, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    This looks delicious! Anything with toffee/caramel on it is on my list. It looks so autumnal and cosy, it would go perfectly with a nice cup of tea after dinner. Yum!

    Julia xx

    • everythingchessie November 18, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you! Mmmm yeah it would’ve been perfect with a cuppa but never got round to it as it didn’t last long haha xx

  13. Style The Streets November 13, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Hi! I’ve decided to nominate you for the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ because I really enjoy your content! You’re not obligated to take part but if you do, fab! Happy Blogging! x

    • everythingchessie November 14, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Awh thank you lovely! 🙈 I’ll be sure to check it out!x

  14. Julia November 26, 2017 / 1:31 am

    I’m not usually a cake person but holy crap this one looks incredible, especially with that toffee sauce!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  15. Kate December 2, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Omg this looks so mouthwatering! & sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂


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