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Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe

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Homemade cinnamon apple cake is a delectable treat that is perfect for any occasion. With its warm, comforting flavors and soft, moist texture, this cake is sure to be a hit with family and friends. The recipe calls for fresh apples, which add a natural sweetness and depth of flavor to the cake. The addition of cinnamon not only gives the cake its signature warm and spicy taste, but also helps to bring out the sweetness of the apples. This recipe is easy to follow and yields a cake that is sure to impress. Serve it as an indulgent breakfast or as a sweet ending to a dinner party. No matter how you enjoy it, this cinnamon apple cake is sure to become a new favorite.

What kind of apples should you use?

You can use any type of apples you prefer for this recipe. Some popular choices include Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn.

Can I use a different type of sugar in this recipe?

You can use white granulated sugar in place of the brown sugar if you prefer. You can also experiment with other types of sugar, such as coconut sugar, turbinado sugar or stevia (these sugars will also lower the calories).

Muffins instead of a apple cake

You can easily turn this recipe into muffins by dividing the batter into a muffin tin instead of a cake pan. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly, as muffins will likely bake faster than a cake (up to 15 min).

Storing and reheating

Storing: To store this pie, you can either place it in an airtight container or leave it uncovered. If you store it in an airtight container, it will last up to 3 days without needing to be refrigerated. If you leave it uncovered, it may dry out faster.
Reheating: pie is delicious and cold, but you can warm it for 30-50s in the microwave or in the oven on 100C for 10 minutes.
Freezing: place in the airtight container or freezer bag and place in the freezer. Good up to 1 month.


Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe

A delicious and easy cinnamon apple cake recipe made with fresh apples and cinnamon. Perfect for any occasion and ready in no time.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 22 cm cake pan
Calories 240 kcal


  • 22 cm cake pan


  • 200 g flours
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 120 g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 apples
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon


  • Peel and chop the apples into small cubes, about 1 cm in size.
  • Place the apples in a bowl and add 40g of brown sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix until the apples are coated in the sugar and cinnamon. Set this mixture aside.
  • In a pan, over medium-low heat, melt 10g of butter. Then, add the apples and cook while stirring for 5-7 minutes until the apples become soft.
  • Melt the rest of butter and mix it with 80g of sugar until it is light and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and vanilla).
  • In another separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs.
  • Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Then, add half of the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Pour the batter into a cake pan.
  • Top the batter with the apples and gently press them into the batter (or you can mix the apples into the batter if you prefer).
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Serve the cake warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Keyword apple cake, cake recipe, cinnamon apple cake, classic italian dessert

Nutrition facts of cinnamon apple cake

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving100 g
Calories240 Kcal
Energy value1003 kJ
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbs29 g
Sugar12 g
Protein5 g
Salt0.2 g


Can I use canned or frozen apples for this recipe?

While fresh apples will give the best flavor and texture for this recipe, you can also use canned or frozen apples if needed. Just be sure to drain the canned apples well and thaw the frozen apples before using. However, I recommend using fresh apples for the best flavor.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the regular flour to make this recipe gluten-free. Just be sure to check that all of the other ingredients you use are also gluten-free.

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