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This cinnamon apple cake nearly disappeared the day I made it! It’s perfectly sweet, extremely easy and is the only apple cake recipe that you’ll ever need!

Apple Cake Recipe

Since apples are available year-round, what better way to use them up then in this delicious apple dessert?! This recipe has minimal ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. It’s super low maintenance and tastes like a moistened apple chunk muffin with a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust! It’s really an incredible dessert and who would’ve guessed it’s this easy?

How to core an apple:

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What apples are best for apple cake?

A sweeter variety of apples go best with apple cakes. I used Gala apples but cortland, fuji, Honeycrisp and macintosh apples are all welcome.

Ingredients for Apple Cake:

How to make Cinnamon apple cake:

Other Cinnamon flavored desserts to try:

Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
This apple cinnamon cake nearly disappeared the day I made it! It's perfectly sweet, extremely easy and is the only apple cake recipe that you'll ever need!

Equipment

  • 8" Springform Pan

Ingredients

Apple Cake Recipe

  • 2 apples chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted

Instructions

How to make Apple Cinnamon Cake:

  • Preheat oven 350°F. Spray and line the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs and sugar over high speed for 3 minutes or until pale and thick. Mix in the vanilla, sour cream and oil. Add the dry ingredients and mix for 30 seconds or until just combined.
  • Spread half of the mixture into the prepared pan and top with half of the apples. Spread remaining batter over the top and garnish with the reserved apples.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping over the top and bake for 65-75 minutes or until done.

Notes

  • Can use 9x9 pan
  • Vegetable oil or soybean oil may be used for canola oil
  • Any sweet apples like gala, fuji, Honeycrisp, macintosh or cortland will work.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg

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136 comments

    • Carol

    Enjoyable, I did add some of the topping on top of the apples. Used a bundle pan so ìt took 45min. Turned out well

    • Puma

    Thanks for sharing. A bit too sweet for us. The cake was done cooking (and almost over baked) in less than 40 minutes. Will make it again with less sugar and lower temperature.

    • Jan

    Hi can you use a 9×13 pan and how long would you bake it for?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Jan, You probably can, I’d say try 25 minutes then check from there, it should take faster in a 9×13 pan.

    • Connie L

    My beautiful grand daughter was a little overzealous apple picking over the weekend! My house smelled amazing while this was in the oven! My neighbor who supplies me with tomatoes and summer herbs was grateful to be recipient of half of this cake! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

    • Julie R

    I just love this recipe, it’s easy and delicious! This time I made a cake in a 5” springform pan and made 8 muffins with the recipe. They were both delicious! I cooked the muffins for 32 minutes and the cake for 65 minutes. Both turned out perfect! I also added one extra apple.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      That’s great Julie, thanks for sharing!

    • Karen

    Making it for the second time! Delicious!

    • Cathy Euzenas

    This cake is a keeper! So easy to throw together and I served it with homemade vanilla cinnamon whipped cream. Everyone loved it, will definitely make it again and again.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Wonderful, Cathy!

    • Nancy

    My apple cake is in the oven! Smells so good! The only thing I’m praying works! I had to substitute olive oil for canola.. the only oil I had!! And an 8″ pan !! Hoping this will be as good as it smells💖

      • Susan

      I use olive oil for all my baked goods my grams was Portuguese so that’s all they had

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