Apple and cinnamon cake recipe

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Searching for a delicious dessert that offers warmth and comfort? Look no further! This delightful cinnamon apple cake recipe will whisk you away to a cozy autumn day with its heavenly aroma and delicious taste. Prepare to indulge your sweet tooth with every single bite.

Mouthwatering cinnamon & apple cake, a sweet treat with a hint of spice.

Treat yourself to the ultimate comfort food by baking this sinfully delicious cinnamon apple cake! Its perfect blend of cinnamon and apples, moist texture, warm spices, and sweet glaze will leave you craving for more. Whip up this heavenly treat today and savor the warmth and comfort it brings.

We all have that one food that provides warmth and solace, and for many, it’s a delicious cinnamon apple cake – this cake is a celebration of all things cozy and delightful. So, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will envelop you in the embrace of pure comfort.

Why I love this cinnamon apple cake

What makes this apple and cinnamon cake stand out? It’s the perfect balance of flavors, textures, and warmth that comes together to create a truly heavenly experience. The combination of sweet apples and warm cinnamon adds a hint of nostalgia to each bite, while the moist texture and rich glaze take it to a whole new level.

But what truly sets this recipe apart is its simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients and easy instructions, anyone can whip up this delicious treat in no time. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, whether you’re entertaining guests or simply craving something sweet on a cozy day.

So go ahead and indulge in this delectable cinnamon apple cake recipe. Experience the warmth, comfort, and joy it brings with every bite.

Yummy apple and cinnamon cake, a tasty dessert for any occasion.

How to make cinnamon apple cake?


First and foremost, gather all the necessary ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 apples, grated
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • raisins as preferred
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Turkish delight as preferred
  • 3 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 drops vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • For a healthier version, use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  • You can also substitute the vegetable oil with applesauce for a lighter option.

You’ll also need some equipment: a sheet pan, an oven, and some foil, a mixing bowl and a mixer.

Tasty apple & cinnamon cake recipe featuring a moist cake with apple chunks and cinnamon flavor.


To prepare and bake your delicious apple cake follow these directions:

  • Pre heat oven to 350 F. Grease a baking pan with butter or cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Mix a few drops of vinegar with baking powder, in a small mixing bowl.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until a foam is formed.
  • Then gradually add the rest of the ingredients, stirring slowly.
  • Place the entire mixture into a baking pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • If you want to add glaze, cool the cake completely before drizzling the glaze. Sugar glaze, caramel sauce or cream cheese frosting are a great pair for this cake. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is also a great addition to this tasty recipe.

Tip: Microwaving the cake for a few seconds before serving will enhance the flavors and create a warm, gooey texture that’s simply irresistible.

Recipe variations

  • For a twist on the classic, add chopped nuts or dried fruits to the batter for added texture and flavor.
  • You can also experiment with different types of apples for a unique taste. Granny Smith apples will give your cake a tart kick, while Honeycrisp apples will add sweetness.
  • Want to make this recipe even more decadent? Try adding a layer of apple pie filling or caramel sauce between two layers of the cake batter before baking.

What to serve cinnamon apple cake with?

This cake is delicious on its own, but it can also be served with a variety of toppings to elevate the flavors even more. Some great options include:

  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cream (vanilla or cinnamon flavored)
  • Caramel sauce or apple butter
  • Chopped nuts for added crunch
  • Fresh berries for a fruity twist

No matter how you choose to serve it, this cinnamon apple cake is sure to be a hit among family and friends.

Yummy apple cake with cinnamon with sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon.

Serving tips

Here are some tips that can take your cake serving game to the next level:

  1. Slice with a sharp knife: A sharp knife ensures clean, beautiful slices that showcase the lush apple chunks and the soft cake interior. Using a serrated knife can help make cuts without damaging the cake’s structure.
  2. Room temperature is best: While it might be tempting to serve the cake hot, letting it cool to room temperature allows the flavors to meld together and the texture to set, providing the best taste experience.
  3. Dish it up with a dollop: Consider serving each slice with a dollop of lightly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. These creamy additions provide a lovely contrast to the warm flavors of the cake.
  4. Presentation matters: Serve your cake on a beautiful platter or a rustic wooden board to add an extra touch of charm. A sprinkle of powdered sugar or a scattering of ground cinnamon on top just before serving can make your cake look even more enticing.

Remember, the key to a memorable cake-serving experience lies not just in the delicious flavors of the cake itself, but also in the little details that make the serving experience delightful.

Why do apple and cinnamon go so well together?

Well, it’s as if these two ingredients were made for each other. The tart and crisp flavor of apples perfectly complements the warm and comforting embrace of cinnamon. It’s a classic combination that has stood the test of time, bringing joy and delight to countless desserts.

The apple’s sweetness mixes perfectly with the spicy kick of cinnamon, making a delicious flavor combo that wows your taste buds. Baked together, they blend into a heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen, calling you to dig in.

What are the best apples for baking a cake?

In order to truly create a cinnamon and apple cake that is incredibly tasty, it is crucial to choose the best apples for baking. While any apple can technically be used in a cake, not all apples are created equal when it comes to baking. Some apples are better at holding their shape, others provide a sweeter flavor, and some offer a tartness that perfectly complements the warmth of cinnamon.

When baking a cinnamon apple cake, certain apple varieties shine. The Granny Smith apple is a popular choice for its firm texture and tart flavor, offering a refreshing contrast to the sweet cinnamon notes. Its ability to hold shape when baked makes it ideal for cakes, ensuring slices remain firm and flavorful.

Baking a cinnamon apple cake with Honeycrisp apples is also an excellent choice. Known for their crisp texture, juiciness, and balanced sweetness, Honeycrisps enhance the flavor profile of the cake. Their blend of sweetness and tartness makes them a popular choice among bakers for creating moist and flavorful cakes.

For a sweeter, aromatic touch in your cinnamon apple cake, pick the Pink Lady apple. Its sweet-tart blend and firm texture elevate the flavors. Slices retain shape and release fragrant juices, enhancing every bite.

Homemade cinnamon and apple cake on a rustic wooden table, topped with sugar glaze and chopped walnuts.

Can I add other spices to this recipe?

To enhance the flavor of your cinnamon apple cake, add a hint of warmth with spices. The right spice blend, like the perfect apple variety, can transform a cake into a comforting treat that keeps everyone coming back for more.

Cinnamon, the star, adds its unique earthy and sweet flavor. Its comforting aroma evokes cozy fall days and holiday gatherings. Adding cinnamon generously to your cake batter infuses every bite with its essence, creating a rich experience.

But why stop at cinnamon when there are other spices that can contribute their own unique flavors to your cake? Consider the warm and slightly spicy notes of nutmeg, which pairs beautifully with cinnamon. By adding just a pinch of nutmeg, you can deepen the complexity of flavors in your cake and create a more nuanced taste.

If you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and experiment with other spices too. Ground cloves can add a hint of earthiness and a subtle touch of sweetness, while ginger can bring a zingy warmth to the mix. Just keep in mind that these spices should be used sparingly to avoid overpowering the delicate balance of flavors.

What is the best glaze for this cinnamon apple cake?

Just like spices, the glaze adds decadence to the cake, turning it into a sinfully delicious dessert. The ideal glaze should be smooth, velvety, cascading over the cake like a sweet waterfall.

For the perfect glaze, mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. The sugar provides texture and sweetness, vanilla adds depth, and milk thins the mixture for easy drizzling over the cake.

When making the glaze, aim for the right balance of thickness and pourability. It should be thick to hold shape and cling to the cake, yet thin enough to pour and spread easily. Adjust with milk or powdered sugar for desired consistency.

Other glaze options include caramel sauce, cream cheese frosting, or vanilla sauce. Whichever glaze you choose, make sure to cool the cake completely before drizzling for the best results. And don’t forget to sprinkle some chopped nuts or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly indulgent treat!

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How should cinnamon apple cake be stored?

To maintain freshness and prevent the cake from drying out, it’s best to store it in an airtight container. This will create a sealed environment that minimizes exposure to air and moisture, helping to retain its soft and moist texture. Alternatively, you can tightly wrap the cake in plastic wrap, ensuring there are no gaps for air to seep through.

Apple cake should be stored in a cool, dry place. The temperature should be consistent, avoiding any extreme heat or cold that could negatively impact the cake’s quality. Keeping the cake away from strong odors is also advisable, as it can absorb unwanted flavors.

If you find yourself with an abundance of cinnamon apple cake, freezing is a great option. Before freezing, it’s crucial to allow the cake to cool completely. Once cooled, tightly wrap the cake in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe container or bag. Remember to label and date the packaging to easily identify it later. When you’re ready to enjoy a slice, simply thaw it at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Serving size

This recipe makes 8-10 servings. However, feel free to double the recipe for a larger cake or adjust the ingredients accordingly for a smaller size.

And there you have it – a tantalizing cinnamon apple cake ready to be savored! In the world of comfort foods, few treats can rival the sinfully delicious cinnamon apple cake.

But don’t just take my word for it—try it yourself! Whip up this heavenly treat today and savor the warmth and comfort it brings. Your taste buds will thank you. So, what are you waiting for? Get those mixing bowls ready and let the aroma of cinnamon and apples fill your home.

A delicious cinnamon apple cake with a golden crust and a sweet, moist center. Perfect for fall baking!

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Cinnamon apple cake

Indulge in the heavenly aroma and delicious taste of a cinnamon apple cake. Ideal for a cozy day, this dessert will satisfy your sweet cravings!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake, apple cinnamon cake, cinnamon apple cake
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Petro Neagu


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 grated apples
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • raisins as preferred
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Turkish delight as preferred skip if not available in your area
  • 3 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 drops vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Pre heat oven to 350 F. Grease a baking pan with butter or cooking spray and line with parchment paper. .
  • Grate the apples
  • Mix a few drops of vinegar with baking powder, in a small mixing bowl.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until a foam is formed.
  • Then gradually add the rest of the ingredients, stirring slowly.
  • Place the entire mixture into a baking pan.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • If you want to add glaze, cool the cake completely before drizzling the glaze.
    Homemade cinnamon and apple cake on a rustic wooden table, topped with sugar glaze and chopped walnuts.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Num Num, this looks delicious. Thanks for linking it up to Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen

  2. Now I have one certainty: cooking well and you love to be your neighbor! lol


    1. Petro Neagu says:

      I’d adore to have you as a neighbor :) Come to Romania, there’s plenty of on sale apartments around mine :)


  3. Melody Lowes says:

    Looks delicious! Actually I will be very truthful – I just got home from a morning spent in hospital on i.v. and don’t feel too well – so nothing looks good to me right now. But I know it will be tasty – I can’t wait to try it out! Hugs! :)

  4. ivonprefontaine says:

    They all look delicious. You appear to have recaptured your culinary skills.

  5. lettersfromlaunna says:

    I would love to try it out Petro… I am back on a cleanse of sorts… No refined sugar… lots of salads.. no time frame this time… I really need to get myself down to a much healthier size. It all looks yummy though<3

  6. Divya Pramil says:

    Wow Kudos Akka :) I never knew you had a cook within you :) Looks so moist and yum!! Am definitely gonna try this one..Looks and sounds awesome.. Great work am sure your sis must have been really surprised and happy.. Can I grab one piece of cake??

    Hugs akka :)

  7. Christy from says:

    Sounds and looks yummy. I am a terrible cook but a not-so-bad baker. My husband handles the meals and I handle the sweet stuff.

  8. The Management says:

    ohhh I love apple cake! Soo good!

  9. That looks really delicious Petro! Very moist, sweet and inviting to eat. :p I really don’t bake that much, almost never. I prefer to cook food instead. But I sure love to eat bakery stuff. Hehe. So I am sure this cake would disappear way too quickly if I had it at home. ;-)

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and photos! Lots of hugs to you from Sweden!!

  10. You are a mean mean lady. How I wish I had just one…I eat bread and sweets only in the week end, this is my attempt to prevent me from failing to enter the front door :). Lovely cakes sweetie :).

  11. Those look delicious! Don’t be too hard on yourself :) I can make something I have made successfully 1000 times and still mess it up. I joke and say ‘I can never replicate a recipe’ but sometimes it’s true. Writing this down to try! xox

  12. very funny :) i like it.. send me a plate..