Easy Apple Cake features a quick cinnamon-kissed batter and a crown of sliced apples for a sweet, simple dessert that’s perfect for fall or any time of year!
Three months ago, I shared a peach cake recipe that ended up becoming the “dessert of the summer” around here. But now that peaches are on their way out for the season (*sniff sniff*), I decided to see if my beloved summer cake could be adapted into something decidedly more fall-like.
Enter Easy Apple Cake! It’s everything it claims to be and more. It’s easy…and it’s got apples…and it’s cake…although technically, it is baked in a pie dish. 😉 I actually made this variation with whole wheat pastry flour instead of all-purpose flour for a more wholesome spin on the recipe…which means that I can now eat a slice for dessert or breakfast(!!!) with hardly a smidge of guilt. Hip, hip, hooray! Using all-purpose flour will lend the cake a lighter texture and a more of a golden hue, but both ways are delicious.
In addition, this cake has warm cinnamon added to the batter and plump slices of sweet apples sunken into the top. A sprinkle of crunchy sparkling sugar and you’ll be ready to pop it in the oven and wait for the magic to unfold!
Your whole house will smell amazing while this Easy Apple Cake bakes, and the resulting dessert turns out gorgeous in its rusticity. I love this recipe because it’s truly effortless to throw together and it turns out so yummy for having such simple ingredients.
Yep, with its crackling top, tender crumb, and delicately spiced apples, I’m pretty sure this is going to be my family’s new favorite “dessert of the fall.” Care to join us? 😉
Helpful Tips, Tricks, & Equipment
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- Feel free to use your favorite baking apples for this cake. I typically prefer Pink Lady or Honeycrisp apples. Two medium apples cut into 8 slices each were the perfect amount for the top of my cake.
- If you don’t have a 9″ deep-dish pie plate, this cake can also be made in a 10″ regular-depth pie plate, a 9″ cake pan, or a 9″ or 10″ springform pan. Just keep in mind that using a dish/pan with a larger diameter will result in a slightly thinner cake, and the baking time may need to be slightly reduced.
- Instead of sparkling sugar, you may sprinkle the cake with 2 tablespoons of regular granulated sugar (or a combination of cinnamon + sugar) before baking.
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