Easy Apple Cake Recipe [with Video]

This delicious Easy Apple Cake Recipe highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo the sweetness with just the right mix of flavors.

The apples are gooey, baked in a cinnamon sugar coating, making them a sweet and light complement to the perfectly baked cake recipe

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easy apple cake recipe

This dessert is perfect for using up the bounty of apples that comes with the season, and its warm spices and tender crumb make it a comforting treat for any occasion.

The cake is baked with the apples inside as the middle layer, which creates a  moist, finished product.

Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert experience.

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A special thanks to Culinary.net for this delicious apple recipe!

For a fun twist, make Apple Dapple Cake.

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Simple Apple Cake Instructions

Start by mixing the apples with cinnamon and, of course, sugar. Set the mixture aside.

Next, mix all the dry ingredients together then mix in the wet ingredients. 

The secret to this cake is creating layers that will hold up. Pour half of the batter into a round springform pan first then add apple mixture and top it all with the rest of the cake batter. 

Finally, for a little extra sweetness, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over the top of the cake before baking. 

Once baked, this cake can be drizzled with icing (if you’d like) to make it an even more delightful treat to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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This easy apple cake recipe is perfect for any get-together, families looking for an after-dinner indulgence or anyone who just loves fruity desserts.

Close up of piece of simple apple apple cake drizzled with icing

It’s delectable enough for fancy occasions, but also simple enough to make at home for just a couple. 

Cake Video Instructions

Easy Apple Cake!
Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Yield: 8-16

This delicious Easy Apple Cake Recipe highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons, plus 2 cups, sugar, divided
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • icing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix apples, cinnamon and 5 tablespoons sugar until combined. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder and salt until combined. Form well in middle of mixture. Add oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla; mix until blended. 
  4. In springform pan, pour half of batter. Add apple mixture. Pour remaining batter over apple mixture. Sprinkle remaining sugar over batter.
  5. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until top is golden brown and tester comes out clean and dry.
  6. Drizzle with icing, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 823Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 172gFiber: 1gSugar: 152gProtein: 4g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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