Cinnamon Apple Cake

Pinit

I was craving dessert the other night but had no idea what to make. I didn’t want to make a trip to the grocery store, so we were limited to what we had on hand, which did NOT include chocolate (unfortunately!) Herb and I each grabbed a couple of cookbooks and started flipping pages.

We narrowed our choices down to a few recipes when I happened to look in the fridge and notice we had 5 apples! This is normally not an issue -we keep apples at the house for snacks. The problem was that I didn’t know how long the apples had been there, and I was worried we wouldn’t be able to eat them all before they went bad.

SOLUTION: Apple Cake!!!

There were a couple of great apple cake recipes in my church cookbook, and I chose the one that sounded the best for what we had on hand. I altered a couple of things and did not use nuts as it called for, simply because we didn’t have any. I think pecans would have been great in the cake, but it still turned out phenomenal without them.

Cinnamon Apple Cake 

Adapted from my church cookbook recipe for Harvest Apple Cake

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 – 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 apples (we used Braeburn apples)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional – could use walnuts, pecans, etc)

For Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray your 9×9 square baking pan with cooking spray. Peel, core, and finely chop 2-3 apples (enough for 2 cups).

In a large mixing bowl, mix together first 10 ingredients listed (everything but the apples, nuts, and glaze mixture). Beat ingredients for 3 minutes at medium speed.

Add chopped apples and nuts.

Pour in baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.

While cake is baking, make glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. After cake is done, let it cool for 15 minutes. Lightly poke cake with a fork about 12 times all over the cake to make small holes. Pour glaze over cake and let cool.

YUM!

Pinit

We give this recipe 4.5 out of 5 herbs. It was SO good! Herb and I took it over to my parents while it was still warm and shared a slice with them. They loved it! My dad did mention that he thought it’d be even better if there were some nuts in it! Overall, it was delicious and moist, and I would make it again in a heartbeat!

 

Cinnamon Apple Cake
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Ingredients
  • 2 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 apples (we used Braeburn apples)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional - could use walnuts, pecans, etc)
  • For Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray your 9x9 square baking pan with cooking spray. Peel, core, and finely chop 2-3 apples (enough for 2 cups).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together first 10 ingredients listed (everything but the apples, nuts, and glaze mixture). Beat ingredients for 3 minutes at medium speed.
  3. Add chopped apples and nuts.
  4. Pour in baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.
  5. While cake is baking, make glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  6. After cake is done, let it cool for 15 minutes. Lightly poke cake with a fork about 12 times all over the cake to make small holes. Pour glaze over cake and let cool.

 


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