Bits of apples tossed in cinnamon sugar are baked in our honey sweetened Cinnamon Apple Cake. Bursting with seasonal apple throughout, every bite of our apple cake is a taste of fall flavors.
Apple Loaf Cake
The evenings are getting cool and the mornings are crisp, a sure sign that fall is on it’s way. As much as I am in love with summer, this year I am ready for a new season.
September is National Honey Month and also the start of apple season. Timing is just right for baking up our easy apple cake recipe!
Studded with chopped apples that have been tossed in cinnamon sugar, our loaf cake is sweetened with honey and topped with a sugar honey glaze.
A cup of tea and a slice of fabulously delicious apple cake and you’ll be all set to snuggle in on a cool autumn evening.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Swap out yogurt and substitute sour cream
- Add chopped crystallized ginger
- Stir in golden raisins
- Make with your favorite baking apple
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- Gala apple
- granulated sugar
- ground cinnamon
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vanilla extract
- apple-flavored or vanilla Greek yogurt
- confectioners’ sugar
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- 1 Gala apple , peeled, cored and chopped, 1 1/4 cups
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar , divided
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 10 Tbs. butter , at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 container (6 oz.) apple-flavored yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. honey , divided
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- fresh apple slices , suggested garnish
Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In small bowl combine chopped apple, 1 Tbs. granulated sugar and cinnamon; reserve.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; reserve.
With mixer on medium-high beat butter and remaining granulated sugar until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat until blended, about 1 minute.
Reduce mixer speed to medium. Alternately add reserved flour mixture and Greek yogurt. Add 1/4 cup honey and beat until a thick smooth batter forms, 2-3 minutes.
Fold in reserved apple mixture until combined.
Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
Cool 20 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
In small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar, 1 Tbs. warm water and remaining 1 Tbs. honey, stirring until smooth and blended.
Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Garnish with fresh apple slices, if desired.
Makes 12 slices.