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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

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Cinnamon sugar apple cake is sure to amaze your taste buds with its perfect balance of sweet apples and warm cinnamon flavors. Get ready to indulge in this heavenly treat!

Why it’s Amazing:

Cinnamon sugar apple cake stands out for numerous reasons. Firstly, the combination of fresh apples and cinnamon creates an irresistible aroma that fills your kitchen while baking. The taste is equally delightful—every bite bursts with the natural sweetness of the apples complemented by the warmth of cinnamon.

Moreover, the texture of the cake is incredibly moist, thanks to the juicy apple chunks dispersed throughout. The outer crust, slightly caramelized and dusted with sweet cinnamon sugar, adds an extra layer of deliciousness. Truly a sensory experience unlike any other!


One of the best aspects of cinnamon sugar apple cake is its versatility. It can be enjoyed as a morning treat with a cup of coffee or tea, served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a decadent dessert, or even enjoyed during afternoon tea. Its ability to adapt to different occasions makes it an excellent choice for any time of day.

Simple Pleasure:

Making this cake at home not only produces an amazing end result but also offers a therapeutic baking experience. As you peel and slice the apples, mix the batter, and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top, you can feel the stress of the day melt away. The comforting scent wafting from the oven heightens the anticipation for the finished product.


No matter how you choose to enjoy it, there’s no denying the allure of cinnamon sugar apple cake. Its fragrance, taste, and versatility make it a true showstopper. So, next time you’re craving something sweet, gather your ingredients, turn on some music, and treat yourself to this homemade delight. Your taste buds will thank you!

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

A super moist vanilla cake, with a sweet and buttery cinnamon swirl, juicy apple chunks throughout, covered in a sweet glaze.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped apples

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix or whisk ingredients in order given, stirring until just combined. Fold in your apples.
  • Pour batter into a buttered 9×13 pan (alternatively, you can line with parchment paper).
  • Combine last 3 ingredients to make a topping and sprinkle / spread it evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick if needed.
Keyword cake
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