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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

    • Kirk Antonio Wagner

    What do you line the pan with?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Kirk, thanks for catching that, it would be sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and lined with parchment paper on the bottom

    • Julie Romash

    This has to be the easier, most delicious cake I have ever made. Home run on this recipe! I encourage you to make this cake, you will not be disappointed.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Thanks, Julie!

    • Cheri

    This is ridiculously good. I didn’t have sour cream so I subbed buttermilk and it was fantastic. I topped mine with a powdered sugar glaze before serving. Everyone who tried it asked for the recipe!

    • Melissa

    Would applesauce be ok to use in place of the oil?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Melissa, applesauce can be replaced with oil in a 1:1 ratio.

    • Betty

    Could i use can apple pie filling instead of apples

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Betty, apple pie filling is thick and jelly-like if that’s all you have then I’d rinse it before adding it to the cake batter.

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