Cinnamon-Apple Cake

Like I alluded in my last post (Pesto Spaghetti Squash), I am doing themed fall recipes (this week and next week). This week I am using APPLES! 🍎🍏

Apples are such a versatile fruit because they can be used in sweet and savoury recipes. The first recipe I have for you is a cinnamon-apple cake. Apples and cinnamon is a classic combination and it’s perfect for fall. This recipe has been passed down in my family and I have written it out below. It’s not a super complicated process and it turns out so well.

The batter is a basic vanilla cake and it gets layered in the dish with cinnamon-coated apples which help keep everything so moist and delicious. I love how the apples are on the top of the cake, as well as throughout the cake. It’s nice to have a chunk of sweetness in every bite. You can see the picture below with all the apples in it.

Piece of Cake

I know apple and cinnamon are more commonly found in pie form (which I love too), but having them in cake is a real treat. As well, while you may think that with all the apples and the sugar in the recipe, that it would be oversweet, but it’s really not! It is a well balanced cake.

Another great thing about this cake is that you can freeze it for long-term storage (cut in pieces, in airtight container) then just thaw it in the fridge whenever you want a piece. Easy peasy.

Well that’s all for today. Make sure you check out the recipe below and enjoy πŸ™‚ . Next fall apple recipe is going out on Wednesday!


  • 3 medium apples, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg white
  • 2/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°. Grease and flour 8×8 pan.
  2. Combine apples with 1 tbsp sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set that aside too.
  4. In large bowl, with electric mixer on high, beat eggs and egg white until thick and light yellow in colour (~5 minutes). Add oil and 1 cup sugar and beat another 5 minutes.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet bowl 1/3 at a time, alternating with orange juice, blending thoroughly between additions. Add vanilla with the last 1/3 of the orange juice.
  6. Pour 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the apples on top, followed by the rest of the batter and the rest of the apples.
  7. Bake 45-50 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch. If top seems to be getting too brown during baking, cover the pan with tin foil and return to oven.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Incredibly yummy looking

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Nourish says:

    This looks so good! Fall desserts are the best!


    1. Thank you! I know, so yummy!!

      Liked by 1 person

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